Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi warns his newly appointed commissioners to desist from laxity, impunity or failure in the course of discharging their duties.
Amah Baldwin, Enugu
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has warned the 24 newly appointed commissioners in the state that his administration will not entertain laxity, impunity or failure in the course of discharging their duties.
Swearing-in the commissioners at the Government House, yesterday Ugwuanyi told the appointees that the prevailing economic climate in Nigeria had made government’s obligation to deliver the needs of the people, even more urgent and imperative.
He said: “we can not allow the gains of yesterday to be come the failures of today.” Ugwuanyi went on: “You are individually and collectively expected to employ your vision, competence and experience to instigate and implement measures or schemes that would help actualise the objectives of the administration in all sectors of the economy.
The Governor made it clear that the broad policy thrust of the administration remained continuity and consolidation. According to him: “We are to build and improve upon the worthy and solid legacies of the preceding administration while devising and developing new ideas, policies and programmes to address the key development needs of our people and make them feel the full and positive Impact of government in their various endeavours and locations.”
The Governor enjoined them to eschew all divisive and diversionary ideas or actions, but to remain focused on the measures and ways leading to accomplishments.
He stated: “As we are now bound together by our obligations to our people, we must understand that team work will be necessary to our success. “None of us can afford to work in isolation, rather, we must all endeavour to draw strength, support and knowledge from one another to enable us discharge our duties effectively.”
Governor Ugwuanyi reminded them that their appointments were made based on merit, and also in accordance with the dictates of geoethnic balancing as enshrined in section 14 (4) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
In his response, Chief Miletus Ezugworie Eze on behalf of his colleagues thanked the Governor for considering them for the exalted posts. Chief Miletus Eze promised that they were under obligation to assist the governor in the onerous task of bringing development to the Coal City state.
The impressive ceremony attracted traditional rulers, public officers, and family members of the newly appointed Commissioners.
Three new permanent secretaries and three commissioners of the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) appointed by Governor Ugwuanyi recently have taken oath of office.
Those sworn-in were Rose Ngozi Chiama, Eucharia Ngozi Ugwuanyi and Barr. Chukwuka Ugwu as permanent secretaries while Mrs. Jane Chinwendu Ene, Chris Ogbonna and Okenyi Collins Remigius were sworn-in as commissioners of ENSIEC.