Governor Rochas Okorocha has sworn-in a new commissioner for information, Engr. Obinna Nshirim, and a Special Adviser on Security Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Mr. Hillary Opara, (Rtd).
The governor also sworn-in members of the Judicial Service Commission including Barr. Teddy Akwari, Barr. Nelson Ezerioha, Barr. Iheukwumere Alaribe and Mr. Kelechi Iwueze, while six new permanent secretaries were also sworn-in. They include, Dr. Irene Chima, Mrs. Pat Ekennia, Mr. Augustine Uzoigwe, Mrs. Rose Izuogu, Barr. Ifeanyi Nwobi and Mr. A.O. Amadi.
Addressing the new appointees on Thursday, October 27, 2016, Governor Okorocha told them that their appointments were not for compensation, but because of the anticipation of their capacity to do the job for which they have been appointed.
The governor charged them to live upto expectation and shun corruption and selfishness in the discharge of their duties and think more about the interest and well-being of the state, advising the new Commissioner for Information to bridge the Communication gap between the people and the state government.
His words “To the Chairman and members of the Imo State Civil Service Commission, your duty now is to recruit over 3000 Imo sons and daughters who must be computer literate to serve in our various ministries and government agencies. Our Civil Service is getting out of fashion and old, hence there is need for replacement. It is unfortunate that 99% of the work force is not computer literate. We have to be ready for the upgoing challenges by quickly recruiting computer literate sons and daughters within the ages of 20-30 to reposition the civil service”.
He continued “To the Chairman of Ikeduru Local Government, Mr. Enwerem your appointment is to ensure that the families of leaders and worthy men who have served the state at one point or the other, whether dead or alive are not forgotten. Enwerem might be dead but today through the appointment of his son, Enwerem is alive, often times in our country, we forget the families of those our past leaders who served us at one point or the other, but today in Imo State we are singing a new song, we will continue with appointments like this, rewarding families, sons and daughters of our past leaders who served Imo people meritoriously and don’t be surprised that sometime in the future, we will appoint sons and daughters of former governor Achike Udenwa and Ikedi Ohakim”.
In his vote of thanks, the new Commissioner for Information, Engr. Nshirim expressed gratitude to the governor for finding them worthy to serve the State in such capacities, and assured that they would not let the governor and the state down.