• Tuesday, May 28, 2024
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Otti appoints more aides to strengthen administration

No celebration of one year in office but project inauguration – Otti

…Urges them to deploy their competences towards Abia’s growth

Governor Alex Otti of Abia State has appointed more aides into his cabinet in a bid to continuously strengthen his administration.

Otti tasked them on the urgent need to deploy their competences toward the growth and development of the state.

Those appointed include Ngozi Azodoh, special adviser, Health; Kachy Etolue, SA, Energy; Nkolika Ubani as senior special assistant on Legal Matters and Agbonma Ukaobadi as senior special assistant on Ease of Doing Business.

Others are Eno Eze, chairman, Civil Service Commission, and Chimezie Okwuonu as chief medical Ddirector, Abia State Specialist Hospital and Diagnostic Centre, while the Boards of Abia State Universal Basic Education Board (ASUBEB), Abia State College of Education (Technical) Arochukwu, (ABSETA) and Abia Diaspora Commission, Chairmen and their members were equally inaugurated by the governor.

While inaugurating his newly appointed aides at the Government House, Umuahia, Otti charged them to bring their experiences to bear and add value to his administration.

He also said that he was bringing them on-board because of the strong conviction that they would not just be great additions to his team but would push the boundaries of governance in the very direction his administration sought for.

The Abia Chief Executive, who encouraged the appointees to work closely with the development partners of government, emphasised the commitment of his administration to excellence in service delivery and warned that his administration had zero tolerance for corruption.

“Our commitment to excellence in service delivery remains sacrosanct for the simple reason that Abians of today, and those coming after us, deserve no less. While we continue to work diligently to make our collective today better than what we had yesterday, we are most conscious of the future we are creating for our children and grandchildren,” he said.

Otti further spoke on specific terms to the various sets of appointees inaugurated and congratulated them on their appointments

“To the new special advisers and other appointees, you are encouraged to integrate yourselves into our specific and general programmes designed to improve the lot of our hardworking men and women, to support, and give them the leverage to build their tomorrow today, using the bricks of yesterday’s experiences.

“We believe you would bring your experiences to bear to make our state the star in your areas of specialisation. Your assignment is clearly linked to the entire spectrum of our economic and social development agenda.

“The expectation is that you would work effectively with other key players within the state and beyond to help create a roadmap for sustainable and reliable energy for every home and business in the state as the case may be. The same applies to the heads of agencies and parastatals being inaugurated today.

“The new ASUBEB management team has been carefully selected to drive our holistic development programme in the basic education sector, working hand-in-glove with various local, national and international partners to create a certain competitive edge for Abia children in terms of quality of knowledge and a robust understanding of the dynamics of the world they will live in as adults.”

Responding on behalf of the newly inaugurated appointees, the Chairman, Civil Service Commission, Eno Eze and the Chief Medical Director, Abia State Specialist Hospital and Diagnostic centre, Chimezie Okwuonu expressed gratitude to the governor for giving them the opportunity to serve the state and assured that they would bring their expertise to bear in the discharge of their duties.