By Chinwe Imo-Eze Onwosi
Ebonyi State Governor, Francis Nwifuru has pleaded with the people of the state to be patient with his administration.
Governor Francis Nwifuru who spoke on Friday, in Abakaliki, during the swearing in of the newly appointed senior special assistants and special assistants on security and other sector appealed that every sector of governance in the state would soon be instituted.
He congratulated the new appointees, noting that they were selected for being the first to start the journey.
The Governor tasked the newly inaugurated Assistants on security to discharge their duties and be alert as they would be held responsible for any security breach and treated as accomplices
“We are not giving them guns or sending them to confront hoodlums but you should provide information to us and security agencies.
“The task is therefore non profitable but challenging as the person in charge of security would be held responsible for any breach.
“Every change in government experiences lapses, challenges and unforeseen circumstances, as people will try to frustrate you but we are greater than our enemies.
“Security and other challenges confronting us would be checked, considering the calibre of persons that would work for us,” he said.
Felix Okemini, the Senior Special Assistant on Security for Izzi Local Government Area (LGA), thanked the governor on behalf of others and pledged not to disappoint.
17 out of the 21 appointees would take charge of security at the 13 LGAs and the new international Airport while 2 of the Special Assistants are on media, and 1 on primary health care and another on primary education.