Posted by Uche Nwosu | 17 October 2019 | 605 times
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, on Wednesday, said that the Ministry of Homeland Security which his administration recently created would ensure the overall security of the state in line with global practices.
Speaking at the swearing-in of 23 commissioners at the International Conference Centre, Umuahia, Ikpeazu explained that the federal government and state governors took the decision to create the ministry to curb the worsening insecurity in various states and the country.
He opined that the ministry would be manned by a seasoned bureaucrat with deep security knowledge, saying that the Commissioner, Chief Dan Okoli who was also sworn in at the colourful ceremony was expected to liaise with the police and other security agencies in the state to maintain adequate security in other to achieve the aim of creating the ministry.
He challenged the newly sworn-in commissioners to work according to the five pillars of his administration; even as told them that they were expected to achieve an expected target in the first month of their service.
“If you meet our expectations, you would have helped us to move Abia to a higher pedestal which is our major goal; government is all about service to the people and to the fatherland,” he cautioned.
Responding on behalf of the commissioners, the new Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Aham Uko assured the governor and people of Abia State of the readiness of all the newly sworn-in commissioners to serve the state diligently.
Twenty three commissioners were sworn in at the event, among them were three women and former commissioners: Engr. Emma Nwabuko, Commissioners for Public Utilities and Dr. Solomon Ogunji, Commissioner for Environment. (Independent)
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