Governor Rochas Okorocha has sworn-in the new Secretary to the Government of Imo State, Sir George Eche, who replaces Sir Jude Ejiogu who was dropped penultimate week by the governor. Sir. Eche is a career Civil Servant.
To the new Secretary to the State Government, Governor Okorocha said his appointment was to bridge a gap, remarking that in the state, Ngor Okpuala, where the new scribe comes from, Ohaji/Egbema and Onuimo are the most marginalized local Governments in the state, or that have not been treated fairly. He told Sir Eche to unite his people, Owerri zone and by extension the state.
The governor expressed optimism that Sir Eche would leave up to expectation and also stated that his successor Sir. Ejiogu was never sacked out of dishonor, adding that he also put in his best, reminding him too that every political appointment must end one day.
In his vote of thanks Sir Eche promised that he would bring the needed change to the office of the Secretary to the State Government for better and expressed gratitude to the governor for finding him worthy for such position.
The wife of the Governor, Her Excellency, Nneoma Nkechi Rochas Okorocha, Speaker Acho Ihim, Sir Jude Ejiogu, the immediate past SGI, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, Chief of Staff, Calistus Ekenze, Head of Service, HRH Eze Samuel Ohiri, Hon. Chike Okafor, Commissioners, Advisers were among notable personalities who witnessed the ceremony held which held at the Sam Mbakwe Exco Chambers, Govt House, Owerri.