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Fubara swears-in 16 new permanent secretaries, urges effective service delivery



Gov. Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers on Tuesday sworn-in 16 new permanent secretaries, urging them to be professional in the discharge of their duties, to ensure effective service delivery.

Fubara gave the advice shortly after the permanent secretaries were sworn-in at the Government House in Port Harcourt.

The governor said that the permanent secretaries were chosen not because they were lucky but they were found competent in their various ministries.
He added that the state chose them because they could be trusted to offer greater service to the state.

“Your responsibilities as permanent secretaries are so much, knowing that the state has a lot of ministries not maned by adequate authorities for a while.

“This brought the reason for government to appointment more permanent secretaries to fill the spaces,” governor said.

He said that the number of the newly appointed permanent secretaries would enable all the ministries to have heads pending when they would have political heads.

He urged to give their best in their ministries so that their best could be felt by government and the good people of the state.

“You are given the responsibilities today as the heads of ministries so that we can achieve the purpose of government.

“You are the administrative heads, so we are doing this because we want to chat a proper course for this government.”

The governor urged the permanent secretaries to see their appointments as a call to duty.

“it is not a position that you see as political ground, but you are purely chosen because you have what it takes to man these ministries. Some of you are already manning the ministries,” he said.

Fubara also pledged to provide conducive environment for them to give their best service to the government and the people of the state.

According to him, my administration will focus on the better welfare of Rivers people with thriving security, and you are required to key into his policies to ensure better service delivery.

Fubara directed the Head of the Rivers State Civil Service, Dr George Nwaeke, to hand over official cars to the 16 newly sworn-in permanent secretaries.

The newly appointed Permanent Secretaries included Hebron Wisdom, Dede Sampson Friday, Briggs Atemea Karibo, Nyempe Gregory, Ndah Emmanuel, Ngochindo James Epobari, Ishmael Tomonialadieokuma and Wakama Boma A. George.

Others were Nweke Onyeche Kelvin, Okereuku Alwell Chinedum, Ndukue Patrick, Ichemati Maxwell Mbadiwe, Iwarilama-Brown Invingi Sabina, Ogolo Maurice Eric, Kejeh Ruhuoma Chinedu and Jacob Fayeofori Francis.

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