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Why Imo commissioners’ appointment was delayed – Ihedioha

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By Damian Duruiheoma, Owerri
Governor Emeka Ihedioha of state has given reasons why he delayed the of his .
Speaking at the swearing in ceremony of the held at Ahiajoku Conference Centre, Owerri, the governor said it was to rationalise the bogus ministries that he inherited, as well as to perform an advanced search for the very best intellectuals, technocrats and professionals to creatively and productively serve as in the state that brought about the delay.
According to the governor, “As we traversed the nooks and crannies of the state, canvassing for your support during our campaigns, we realised the need to populate our rebuild team with persons of stellar quality and proven integrity. We recognised the need to have competent persons as appointees to share the mantle of leadership with.
“With the successful screening of our nominees as commissioners designate by the House of Assembly, we have now completed a major part of our team jigsaw.
“Some might ask why it has taken us all this time to appoint commissioners. My answer is simple, first was the need to rationalise the ministries we met on ground, which numbered a whopping Thirty-One (31), with designations that ranged from the unnecessary to the absurd.
“I am glad to say that we have reduced this number to a functional eighteen. We also needed to do a painstaking headhunt, if you like, of the myriad of Imo sons and daughters amply qualified to compose the cabinet. I am equally glad to say that by and large, we have chosen well.
“In any case, since our inauguration as a government, we have put in place other machineries of state through various high-level appointees, including the Secretary to the State Government, Chief of Staff; Deputy Chief of Staff, Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants, Boards and Chief Executives of government agencies, interim management committees for local government councils and a host of ad-hoc committees and task teams etc. In other words, prior to today, we have been actively moulding the shape of our government.”
The governor read a riot act to the new commissioners, saying, “Having been chosen from amongst millions of young experienced Imolites and beyond, you must, therefore, be committed and fair in the discharge of your duties. You must be a team player and eschew corruption. I will not hesitate to replace you, if you were found wanting in your position.”
He said a governance delivery unit has been set up to set key performance indicators to periodically measure their performance.

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