SHUN CORRUPTION UZODINMA CHARGES APPOINTEES
by Augustine Agwulonu, Owerri
The Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has urged appointees to shun any act of corruption in his government. The governor stated this during a 3-day retreat held for the newly appointed officials to educate them on the administrative guidelines and policies of the government.
The retreat organized at the Concorde Hotel, Owerri, had its theme as: “Re-energizing Imo Towards sustainable Development, a collective action”. The guest lecturer was orduobibuaku who x-rayed certain variables that could trigger an expected development in a state based on the laid-down vision and policy frame work of the government. He stated that the internalization of government vision and polices by the appointees would enhance development delivery in the state. The lecturer added that for growth to be observed in the state economy there must be collective responsibilities of both the governor and the appointees in working towards the actualization of government laid- down objectives and goals. He advised the government to always run open governance that would promote confidence and trust.
Meanwhile, the governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, used the seminar to advise the chosen appointees to shun any form of corrupt tendencies that would ridicule the image of his administration to avoid being handed over to the security agencies, including EFCC.
He called on the appointees to maintain absolute commitment and undiluted loyalty to the government, warning that anyone found wanting in the line of duty would be sanctioned accordingly.
He equally admonished them to always separate their personal relationship with him from their functions as government appointees, pointing out that every functionary must be expected to imbibe the new government order to enable him build a robust Imo of his dream which is anchored on Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Recovery.
Uzodinma reaffirmed that all his appointees were chosen on merit and are therefore not expected to fail in his government, noting that on no account should they collude with some dubious civil servants to loot government finances at the detriment of Imo people.
The governor therefore referred their appointment as a privilege which must not be seen differently in the execution of their tasks of driving government policies and programmes.