“I had earlier indicated that the bar for appointment into the state has been raised to the highest level, hence, only the best brains would serve in my administration and I am standing on this platform because Imo deserves the best.”
The Governor, who swore-in today, February 3, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Chief Cosmas Iwu, Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Barrister C. O. C Akaolisa and Chief of Staff, Chief Nnamdi Anyaechi, charged the appointees to put on their thinking caps, get into the factory room and get the ball rolling, adding that “to whom much is given, much is expected.”
“My brothers, today you are appointed to serve Imo people, do not disappoint because the expectations are very high. The entire Imo State is your constituency; therefore, you must do justice to all manner of men regardless of tribe or creed. Imo is one and belongs to all of us.”
Responding on behalf of the appointees, the SSG, Chief Iwu, thanked Governor Uzodinma for finding them worthy to serve and pledged their undiluted support, loyalty and commitment to his administration to achieve its lofty ideals.
Chief Iwu promised that they will abide by the general principles and policy direction of the present administration geared towards fostering prosperity, security and development of Imo State.
He asked Imo people to continue praying for the new administration, stressing, “Without God Hope Uzodinma wouldn’t have been Governor, God gives power and all power belongs to God.”
The swearing-in ceremony was witnessed by the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prof. Placid Njoku, the Chief Judge of Imo State, Hon. Justice Paschal Nnadi; the Head of Service, Dr. Camilus Iwuagwu and other top government functionaries. Others include family members and friends of the appointees.