By Ihechinyere Chigemeri-Uwom
Umuahia – Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia on Friday sworn in 13 new Permanent Secretaries, with a call on them to discharge their duties without fear or favour and promote the developmental programmes of the state government.
Ikpeazu, while speaking at the ceremony in Umuahia, called on the newly sworn in officers to be good ambassadors of Abia, as well as abide by the oath of allegiance they swore to.
Responding on behalf of permanent secretaries, Mrs Caroline Igwe, thanked the state government for finding them fit for the new position, which she described as a call to duty.
The names of the other new Permanent Secretaries are; Mr Kelechi Alozie, Mr Ikechi Emelogu, Mr Chukwunonye Okpara, Mr Chianakwalam Egwu, Mr Emea Mba and Mr Ikenna Okoro.
Others are; Mr Nwabueze Dike, Mrs Ijeoma Okere, Mrs Joy Nwanju, Mrs Franca Ekwueme, Mr Iheanyichukwu Ubani and Mrs Beatrice Nwaka.