Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has sworn in 28 new commissioners and 27 Transition Committee Chairmen for the 27 local government councils in the state .
He charged them to prove their worth in the service of the state and her people . One of the commissioners sworn in by the governor is his biological sister , Mrs . Ogechi Ololo ( nee Okorocha) . She is now the state ’s Commissioner for Happiness and Couples ’ Fulfillment .
Ololo , who is married to Chuks, an engineer , was the All Progressives Congress ’ candidate into the House of Representatives for the Owerri Federal Constituency seat in 2015 and she has served in various capacities since Okorocha became the state governor in 2011 .
She had , before her new appointment , served as her brother’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Special Adviser on Domestic Matters .
Swearing in the new commissioners and the Transition Committee Chairmen on Monday at the Imo International Convention Centre, Owerri , the governor charged them to leave their marks in their respective ministries and local governments .
He urged them to see themselves as men and women on a rescue mission .
The governor added that they had come to be part of the success story of his administration .
Okorocha said , “You are the privileged group that has the opportunity to make names for yourselves . I want to remind all of you that this appointment is not business as usual . We shall not tolerate any sharp practice or corruption of any type . Neither shall we accept indolence or laziness . You have been called to duty to help us to achieve our vision in the Rescue Mission Project.
“At this moment, I charge you all to be good ambassadors of the Rescue Mission wherever you find yourselves. To the Transition Committee Chairmen , you must ensure that ongoing projects must be completed especially the schools , chapels etc.”
He reiterated that what his administration had achieved so far had exceeded all that the previous administrations in the state , both civilian and military put together , had achieved .
The commissioners sworn in and their portfolios are: Prof . Nnamdi Obiaraeri ( Information ); Lady Ugochi Nnana -Okoro ( Agric and Food Security); Gertrude Oduka ( Primary and Secondary Education ); Dr . Jones Uzoka ( Niger Delta Affairs ); Uchendu Mark ( Public Utilities ); and Gerald Okolie ( Rural Development ) .
Others are Dr. Cyril Okafor ( Tourism ); Emmanuel Ojinere ( Trade and Investment ); Chief Lasbery Anyanwu ( Transport); Onwueyiagwu Valentine ( Youth Development ); Mrs . Ngozi Njoku ( Gender and Social Development ); Chief Josephine Udoji ( Works ); Achilike Nwawuike ( Internal Resources and Pension Matters ); Prof . Emenalo Chizoba ( Tertiary Education ); Nwamerenini Chukwuka ( Labour ); and Dr . Iyke Njoku ( Planning , Budget and Statistics ) .
The Transition Committee Chairmen sworn in include Okechukwu Onyechere ( Ideato South ); Sir Anyehe Okeneme ( Ikeduru ); Julius Onyeneho ( Isiala Mbano); Akas Paschal , ( Isu ); Steve Odoemena ( Mbaitoli ); Eke Chidi ( Ngor Okpala ); Aloysius Onwuegbuchulam ( Njaba ); and Paschal Onwukaike ( Nkwerre) .