The Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, on Wednesday appointed 8 new Permanent Secretaries in some ministries.
Those sworn-in are Ngozi Austin Mowah, Joseph Afonwa Omeife, Lillian Omotekoro Okpako, Valentine Uche Okwuchi, Donatus Adua Umukoro, Eric O. Osharode, Felicia Nkem Adun and Emmanuel Amu Yugbovwre.
The selection was solely based on seniority, competence, merit and geographical spread balance.
The ceremony which held at the Unity Hall of the Government House, Asaba was well attended by friends and loved ones, traditional rulers and other government officials.
Dr. Uduaghan, during his address, stated clearly that the appointment is a responsibility that is undertaken with the aim of ensuring that the civil service is well positioned for enhanced performance.
He charged the Permanent Secretaries to be team players, impartial and neutral in service. He also enjoined them to abide by the civil service code of conduct and promote diligence, selflessness and honesty in carrying out their duties.
He urged them to see their appointment as an opportunity to contribute to the economic development and growth.
Responding on behalf of his colleagues, Sir Austin Mowah promised their unwavering loyalty and commitment to the programmes and policies of the state government.
He also assured that they would key into the actualisation of the state government’s vision of Delta beyond oil.