Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, on Monday, swore in 20 Commissioners into his cabinet. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Michael Okpara Auditorium, Umuahia on Monday.
The commissioners, comprising of three women and seventeen men – Four of whom have served in previous administrations, were carefully chosen, based on the assurance that they would deliver in their various ministries, supporting the administration’s drive to turn around the fortunes of the state.
Governor Ikpeazu assured the new commissioners that they will be given all they needed to perform, urging them to cue into the administration’s emphasis on the five pillars of agriculture, environment, commerce, trade and oil and gas, to drive the economy of the state.
According to the Governor, their appointment is a privilege, as the state can boast of many qualified men and women who could occupy the same position, if given a chance.
Governor Ikpeazu added that his administration in the new dispensation had divided the Ministry of Commerce into two – the Ministry of Trade and investment and Ministry of Industry.
The new commissioners thanked the Governor for finding them fit to serve and pledged their readiness to support his administration.