Written by on November 8, 2023

The first set of Permanent Secretaries in Abia State civil service under the administration of governor Alex Otti has been sworn-in with a charge to be firm and live above board in the discharge of their duties.

Speaking shortly after swearing in of the 24 Permanent Secretaries, governor Otti, charged them to strive to improve themselves in knowledge so as to add value to the system.

The Governor disclosed that the Commissioner for Science and Technology and his Digital Economy counterpart as well as his own office will drive the process of digitalization of the State civil service.

According to Governor Otti, his target is that in the next 24 months, the governance system in Abia State would have fully migrated to digital platforms for processing and storing of official data, retrieving and transferring them securely from place to place as may be needed.

The State Chief Executive says the selection of the 24 Permanent Secretaries were thoroughly done.

Speaking on behalf of the new Permanent Secretaries, Ngozi Obioma assured that they will work in line with the civil service reform agenda of the present administration and promised to justify the confidence reposed in them.

Fourteen out of the twenty-four newly sworn-in permanent secretaries are women.

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