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Delta secretaries sworn in

24 December 2013, 15:45

Abuja - Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, has called on the state civil service to show more commitment and dedication to duty.

They hold the key to the success of our developmental programmes of the state government, he said.

“That a strong public service holds the key for solid growth and development in any society. No society that has diversified its economy has achieved growth and development without a strong and dedicated public service. I call on the state civil service to show more commitment and dedication to duty as they hold the key to the success of our developmental programmes especially the “Delta Beyond Oil” initiative,” said Uduaghan.

He swore in 25 permanent secretaries during the event.

Uduaghan said the new officials were appointed on merit and commended them for their contribution to the growth of the state. He appealed to them to be dedicated, committed, transparent and God-fearing in the discharge of their present duties.

He specially commended one of the new permanent secretaries, Edith Okowa, wife of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, for her dedication to duties despite her husband’s position and called on others teachers to emulate her simplicity and commitment.

"The new permanent secretaries were appointed on merit, l commend them for their contribution to the growth of their different ministries especially those in the Education Sector. I specially commend Mrs. Edith Okowa for her dedication to duty.

"She was always in class to teach despite being the wife of a big man. I have to cite her as an example and l pleads that where ever we find ourselves we should do our work well,” the premier said.

The governor called on commissioners to maintain a cordial working relationship with their permanent secretaries.

- CAJ News


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