Soludo Inagurates 20 Commissioners In Anambra
Anambra State Governor Chukwuma Soludo has sworn in 20 commissioners to the state’s Executive Council, according to a press release.
On Saturday in Awka, the state capital, Soludo formally welcomed the new appointments in the Executive Chamber of the Government House, where he was received by them.
During the swearing-in ceremony, Soludo said that many individuals expressed an interest in working in his administration, and that more than 1,000 persons expressed an interest in serving as commissioners.
So, in his remarks, he congratulated the commissioners on their new positions and urged them to be enthusiastic in the performance of their responsibilities.
Soludo urged them to be focused and committed to the administration’s efforts to make Anambra a rich and liveable nation for the people.
Mr. Obi urged the new appointees to keep a watchful eye on the public office and to work together as a solution team. He also used the occasion to warn criminals that they have no place in Anambra, as the government remained more determined than ever to restore peace and stability to the country’s most populous state.
“This is the third week since I was sworn in as the Governor of Anambra State. In line with my promise to the people and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 20 commissioners have been sworn in today after going through the statutory screening at the State Assembly.
“The 21st commissioner will also be sworn in next week after being cleared by the House of Assembly. This is happening on a Saturday, unusually so because the business of Anambra under my watch can be carried out 24/7.”
“To all my newly inaugurated commissioners, I congratulate them all as well as commiserate with them. This is a call to action.
“The challenges are humongous! They all offered to serve and were selected from a very competitive pool of over 1000 applicants.
“As they all came knowing the ministry they have been assigned to, this means they were selected and are fit-for-purpose for the huge task ahead. I’m not a fan of the ‘100 days in office’ frenzy, as I recognise that it is a four-year bout that must be benchmarked to appraise performance.
“I, therefore, have charged them all with ‘50 days in office’s delivery plan. We will be exerting because the Anambra people cannot wait. What this means is that we expect nothing but excellence – that is the Anambra spirit. I once again extend my congratulations and commiserations to them all.”