GOVERNMENT OF IMO STATE
GOVERNOR IHEDIOHA INAUGURATES COMMITTEE FOR THE REVIEW OF APPOINTMENTS AND RECRUITMENT’S ETC.
…SAYS REVIEW VERY NECESSARY, NOT A WITCH-HUNT.
His Excellency, Governor Emeka Ihedioha CON, has inaugurated a committee for the review of appointments and recruitment’s in the State’s Civil Service.
This is in line with the Resolution of the Imo State House of Assembly, urging the Governor to review activities in the State’s Civil Service.
Inaugurating the seven-man committee at Sam Mbakwe Executive Council Chambers, Government House Owerri, the Governor who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Hon. Uche Onyeagucha, noted that it has become necessary to review and evaluate appointments that were made without due process and applying the public service rules and regulations.
“This assignment is very critical and the intention is never to witch-hunt anybody and that is why we have assembled tested technocrats with integrity and track record of accomplishments in the service.
He charged them to ensure that they discharge their responsibilities with all sense of patriotism.
Responding on behalf of the members, the chairman of the committee, Mr. Okey Anyanwu, thanked the Governor for finding them worthy for the assignment, noting that the committee members are people of impeccable character who have the knowledge, experience and courage to carry out their responsibilities.
The committee is expected to evaluate the recent appointments of Head of Service, permanent secretaries, Solicitor-General, Accountant General and heads of ministerial departments. They are also expected to review all staff recruitment’s, promotions, transfers and secondments of officers done without following the due process from 2015 to date. The Committee shall also review all extension of service period of retired officers and contract appointments and investigate cases of unduly suspended or retired officers from 2015 to date.
Other members of the committee include; Mr. Chukwuma Nwachukwu, Mrs. Ngozi Onyirioha, Mr. Chima Nmeregini, Mr. Bismark Eziriohu, Mr. Justin Amafili, Mr. Donatus One.
Present at the inauguration were – Barr. Chris Okewulonu, Chief of Staff, Government House, Mrs Ngozi Eluwa, Head of Service, Engr. Charles Ugwu, Chief Innocent Nworga, Hon. Oliver Enwerenem, Dr. Sunny Ogulewe, Barr Austin Otuokere, Surv. Steve Onu, some serving and retired permanent secretaries.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor
June 7, 2019