Rivers State Governor; Chibuike Amaechi has sworn in six new female Permanent Secretaries and warned the new officials not to be involved in any corrupt practice.
Swearing-in the six female Permanent Secretaries at a special occasion at the Council Chamber of Government House in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on Wednesday, Governor Amaechi while congratulating the new Permanent Secretaries, said they were appointed on merit and urged them to be fair and just as they contribute to the growth of the stateâ€™s sub-national economy.
Those newly sworn-in permanent secretaries are Dr Offor Nnesochi, Mrs Iragunima Comfort and Mrs Clara Gogo Princewill.
Others are; Mrs Amie Nemi Iwo, Mrs Wihioka Comfort and Dr Justina Jumbo.
The governor explained that the appointment of the six female permanent secretaries will increase the number of female permanent secretaries in the state civil service.
He also directed the Chairman of the State Civil Service and the Head of Service to put measures in place to promote civil servants who perform well and punish those who donâ€™t, stressing that only civil servants deserving promotion should be promoted.
Meanwhile, at the stateâ€™s New Year banquet in Government House in Port Harcourt, Mr Amaechi Amaechi relieved the Commissioner for Special Duties; Mr Emeka Wogu of his appointment and replaced him with Mr Omunakwe Dickson, whose name will be sent to the Rivers State House of Assembly for confirmation.
The governor also used the party to take stock of fulfilled government promises to the people of the state on roads and other infrastructures in the past year, noting that his administration faced some challenges during the past year.
He reassured the people of improved power supply in the state in the New Year, commencement of work at the Greater Port Harcourt City, Port Harcourt water supply and the repair and completion of roads in various parts of the state amongst others.