DELTA State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan yesterday sworn in a new Head for the State Civil Service (HOS), three special advisers and 12 permanent secretaries.

Mr. Patrick Origho took oath of office as the HOS, while Chief Uche Ugbomah, Mrs. Georgina Evah and Mrs. Lilian Ofili were sworn in as special advisers to the Governor .

Governor Uduaghan explained that the appointment of the special advisers was aimed at strengthening his administration’s drive of finishing strong.

He advised them to bring their wealth of experience to bear in his administration’s quest to bequeath a peaceful and prosperous Delta State that would not be dependent on oil revenue alone.

Dr. Uduaghan advised civil servants to be loyal, diligent and conscientious in the discharge of their duties to enable them attain the zenith of their profession.

According to Governor Uduaghan, the choice of Origho as HOS was based on several considerations ranging from seniority, wealth of experience and tract record of performance.

“The position of Head of Service and Permanent Secretaries are political and from the first day you are appointed into the civil service, if you want to attain the highest position, you must be loyal, diligent, don’t refuse posting because a lot of things are considered while making Permanent Secretaries and Head of Service. “I know that God guided me in making this appointment of Sir Origho from the three names recommended to me by the out-going Head of Service.”

He explained “In considering an individual for appointment into the position of Head of Service, due consideration is given to personal integrity, wealth of experience and proven record of performance,” the Governor reiterated, while enjoining Origho to justify the confidence reposed in him by working to achieve the goal of the state government.



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