Obaseki swears in 12 new permanent secretaries
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo has sworn -in 12 new Permanent Secretaries with a charge to abide by their oath of office and shun corruption .
Addressing the permanent secretaries comprising seven males and five females in Benin on Tuesday , Obaseki described their inauguration as a historic journey to restoring the lost glory of the state civil service .
According to him, their appointment was based on merit and their high performance in the examination conducted by Administrative Staff College of Nigeria .
“I am urging you all not to disappoint the administration and you can achieve that by giving your best at all times , ’’ he said .
He said the administration would build a strong world class civil service , adding that the onus was on the permanent secretaries to actualize the dream.
On capacity building , the governor said about 80 computers with internet facility had been provided to train civil servants to function effectively .
Obaseki, however , warned against acts of corruption , promising to deal with workers found wanting .
“Such people would not only be dismissed but would be prosecuted, ’’ he said .
Speaking on behalf of the new permanent secretaries , Dr Asogun Izielen pledged their commitment to driving the governor ’ s vision for the state .
Those sworn – in include Ms Helen Adesuwa , Mrs Ruth Enoma , Mrs Juliana Olatunji , Mrs Priscillia Aziegbemhin , and Ms Itohan Bazuaye .
The rest are Mr Samuel Agbeirio, Mr Michael Iyekepolor , Rev . Uhunmwagho Obazee , Pastor Christopher Obode, Mr George Igberase and Mr Denis Juwobor.
The permanent secretaries would be deployed to various ministries on July 26.