BY VICTOR NWEGEDE
The Executive Chairman of Ebonyi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Chief Mrs Chinyere Nwogbaga on Wednesday sworn in Mr Stephen Ofoke as the Executive Secretary of the Local Education Authority of the Council.
Others sworn in by the Chairman were the Chairmen and Members of the Local Education Authority, Health Supervisory alongside the Conflict and Peace Reconciliation Committee of the council area.
Speaking during the event, Chief Mrs Chinyere Nwogbaga said her administration would continue to support the leadership of Governor David Nweze Umahi in Ebonyi State and commended his excellent records in the areas of Education, Health and Security with other developmental strides in the state.
She however, charged the Education Secretary and others being inaugurated today to live up to the expectation by carrying his members along and strictly to work according to the ambit of law, the government policies and programmes in the state.
“I want the educational system of this council to be thoroughly sanitized, this must be applicable to other sectors like health, security and other areas.
“I want to appreciate our pragmatic Governor, His Excellency Engr Chief David Nweze Umahi for he has done wonderfully well, and as we gathered today to look into the health sector because, all of us in this state are fully aware that he has provided every machinery, infrastructure and material to sanitize the system,” Mrs Nwogbaga said.
She charged all the members of the committee to discharge their duties with fear of God and a full commitment to complement the effort of Governor David Umahi towards revamping the state educational, health and security sectors.
“We will get it right at the educational sector, both in the health and to a large extent in stabilizing the security of lives and property of our people in every crook and cranny in our area.
“We want to ensure that a positive impact is put into the lives of our people because, these sectors are not supposed to play with, knowing fully well that they deal with human life, human future and all it takes for someone to make a successful life.
“And that’s why our amiable and the great leader of our dear state, His Excellency, Engr Chief David Nweze Umahi charged all the Local Government Chairmen to sit up by collaborating with his effort in order to sanitize the system – to make sure that our children go to school, to ensure we have a cordial relationship between the parents and teachers, and at all times, that every stakeholder in his quarters, whether in the village or community level must supervise schools within their areas, to be sure things are moving as it supposed to be. At this juncture, I want to urge the members of the committee to work together to make us proud,” she added.
In interview, the new Executive Secretary of the Local Education Authority, Mr Stephen Ofoke appreciated the Council Chairman and pledged to use his wealth of knowledge as a former member of the board to revamp the system.
Also Speaking, the Education Board Chairman, Comrade Nwagu Clement Sunday, his members – Comrade Paul Chibuzo Nwofoke who is the current State Treasurer of Nigeria Union of Teachers, Comrade Valentine Chibuzo Nwori, among others promised to work in synergy with their members to ensure a thorough supervision and excellent record of academic activities in all the primary and Junior Secondary Schools in the area.
The Chairman Conflict and Peace Reconciliation, Rev Pastor Simon Ebeke and his counterpart in charge of the Health Supervisory Board – Dr Okpo Solomon have equally pledged commitment to attract positive results while discharging their duties in office