BY PETER OKUTU
ABAKALIKI – GOVERNOR Martin Elechi of Ebonyi State, yesterday, swore in 18permanent secretaries, bringing to 31 the number of such officials in the state.
Eight board members for Ebonyi Broadcasting Corporation, EBBC, were also inaugurated.
On the occasion, Elechi charged the officials to ensure they blocked channels through which revenues were diverted by dubious politicians.
He said: “Plugging of loopholes in the revenue is what you will be assessed with. You will be reshuffled from one ministry to the other. You should accept challenges as they come. You will be responsible for your actions and, therefore, you should own up to your responsibility.
“Our watchword should be efficiency. You will be exposed to further training in leadership and human management. It is a call to service and a call to greater sacrifice.”