The newly appointed Abia State Commissioner for Housing, Elder Chinagorom Nwankpa has officially assumed office with a charge to the Management and Staff of the Ministry to work as one family in order to succeed in the onerous task of taking the Housing Ministry to an enviable height. This, he said, is the desire of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.
Elder Nwankpa who made this known shortly after he formally took over from the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Thompson Okoro, said he will create an enabling environment and a lasting relationship with the staff as it is the only way to deliver on the mandate shouldered on him by the Governor.
He said he will be interacting with them from time to time to be abreast with the challenges facing them so as to lead the process of proffering solutions.
The Housing Commissioner thanked the Kinetic Governor of the state Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, for finding him fit to serve and promised not to disappoint the Governor.
Speaking, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Thompson Okoro, said he prayed God to bring a God-fearing commissioner who will harmoniously work with the Staff and Management and, according to him, his prayer was answered by the appointment and posting of Elder Chinagorom Nwankpa to the Housing Ministry.
He pledged the cooperation and loyalty of the Management and Staff.
In a vote of thanks, the Director of Administration Mr Emma Nwachukwu, appreciated Elder Nwankpa for the promises he made, adding that they will not disappoint him.
In a word of admonition before dedicating the office to God, Pastor Kingsley Etekuru, enjoined the Commissioner to continuously make God who had seen him through in all the positions he has held, the head, adding that God has once again shouldered on him the responsibility of joining the Governor in the task of repositioning the Housing Ministry in Abia State.
Highpoint of programme was the official handover note to the Commissioner by the Permanent Secretary and special prayer for God’s protection of the Governor, the Commissioner and Abians.
All Directors of the Ministry were present.