Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia on Tuesday enjoined the newly appointed commissioners to contribute their quota toward the state’s development.
The governor gave the charge in Umuahia during his inauguration of 24 commissioners and 10 permanent secretaries.
He said that his administration, which was on its way out, needed to be re-invigorated to ensure a more efficient public service delivery.
“We are on the path of exit and we must make an impact on our people,” he said.
“Abia people are looking up to you to perform wonders,” he added
Orji stressed that efforts would be intensified to complete ongoing projects before the end of his administration.
“If we could not complete the projects, we should be able to attain up to 95 per cent of the projects’ completion before we leave office,” he said.
The governor, however, warned that he would not hesitate to fire any commissioner who was not loyal, saying: “Your allegiance must go to God and me, who appointed you.”
Orji urged the new commissioners and permanent secretaries to exhibit good manners while discharging their responsibilities, urging them to justify the confidence reposed in them by giving excellent service delivery.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that two commissioners were also sworn in for the state’s civil service commission and the state’s independent electoral commission respectively.
The ceremony, which took place at the Michael Okpara Auditorium, was attended by several dignitaries, including a former member of the House of Representatives, Mr Mao Ohuabunwa. (NAN)