Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has inaugurated the reconstituted Abia State Civil Service Commission, the Abia State Local Government Service Commission and the Governing Council of the Abia State College of Health Sciences and Management Technology, Aba.
Inaugurating the Commissions and Board at Government House, Umuahia, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu charged them to mainstream the welfare of workers in their various institutions, especially in the area of capacity building.
The Governor urged them to deal with the issue of ghost workers, disclosing that the ongoing staff verification exercise in the local government system in the State has saved the government close to 100 million naira.
Governor Ikpeazu charged the Civil Service Commission to be circumspect and ensure it does not open the gate of employment for those the government cannot pay for now. He also urged the Local Government Service Commission not to flood the service with employment as his government has been battling with absorbing those illegally recruited earlier by the last Local Government Service Commission with the first batch of 250 already absorbed.
The Governor mandated the newly inaugurated Board of College of Health Sciences and Management Technology, Aba to ensure it secures accreditation of all courses in the College as well as realize the efforts of turning the College into a University of Health Sciences to accommodate thousands of candidates seeking opportunities to study Health and Science related courses.
He noted that he has approved the payment of arrears of salaries owed staff of the college in addition to providing Two Hundred Million Naira to facilitate the relocation of the college to its permanent site.
Governor Ikpeazu who expressed confidence that the members of the Commissions and Board would add value and bring growth to their various institutions, congratulated them on their appointments.
Responding on behalf of other members of the Commissions and Board inaugurated, the Chairman, Governing Council of the Abia State College of Health Sciences and Management Technology, Aba, Dr. Emeh Okoro Okoro thanked the Governor for finding them worthy to serve.
He assured that they will not fail the Governor and government of Abia State that and appreciated the fact that the Governor has already released money for the payment of arrears of salaries to the Abia State College of Health Sciences and Management Technology, Aba which he said will smoothen their work.
The commissions and board inaugurated and their members include; the Abia State Civil Service Commission with Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Esochaghi as Chairman
and Emmanuel Okwuobasi Kanu,
Hon. Prince Onuoha, Barr. Eze Ndukauba and Mrs. Joyce Adiele as members.
The Abia State Local Government Service Commission has Mr. Victor Azumara as Chairman while Mr. Ben Nwogu, Hon Ako Atuloma, Engr. Rita Okengwu, Barr. Mrs. Priscilla Umeham, Sir Eugene Dike and Mr. Chukwuemeka Mba are members.
The Governing Council of the Abia State College of Health Sciences and Management Technology, Aba, has Dr. Eme Okoro serves as Chairman while Elder Godwin Obioma Nna, Charles Osondu, Pastor Roland Nwosu,
HRM Eze OJ Anaba, Barr. Randy Ukawoke and Mrs Felicia Ugboaja are members.
Deputy Governor Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, Secretary to Government, Barrister Chris Ezem, State Head of Service, Sir Onyi Onyii Wamah, Members of the State Executive Council and other top officials of the State Government as well as some relatives of the appointees witnessed the event.
Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.
13th December, 2021.