From Nwogha Ndubuisi, Abakaliki
Governor Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi state has called on the newly sworn-in appointees in the Judicial Service Commission to always uphold the principles of justice and fairness in their dealings, and to give respect to their oath of office in service to God and humanity.
The state Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Engr.Jude Chikadibia Okpor stated this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of Exco meeting at the Old Government House Abakaliki on Thursday.
According to him, “Before commencement of the exclusive Executive Council deliberations, the Governor performed the swearing in ceremony of more two members of the Judicial Service Commission, Eze Emmanuel Nwojiji and Chief Emmanuel Igwe.
“The Governor advised them to always uphold the principles of justice and fairness in their dealings, and to give respect to their oath of office in service to God and humanity.
The Information Commissioner said that there’s a progress in state efforts to stabilize water supply in the state and appealed to
“A progress report on the issue of pipe borne water supply to the inhabitants of the state was received from the Commissioner for Water Resources in which he informed Council members that renovation is ongoing at the Water works Low-lift water facility in Abakaliki.
” He reported that there have been an expansion and improved volume of water supply to most areas in the capital city for up to four hours each day starting from 6 am.
” He however noted that the Ministry, due to incessant cases of burst pipes have not started water supply for 24 hours a day as that would amount to collosal waste.
“He assured that the Ministry is working towards achieving that when all the pipelines are fully maintained with minimal new leakages.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner acknowledged that there are some areas within the capital city that have not started receiving water supply owing to totally damaged water lines, and assured that the Ministry was working assiduously to ensure that the challenges in the sector are well taken care off to ensure a holistic water supply.
“Members of Council joined the Commissioner to solicit for patience and understanding from the public as the state government continues to intensify efforts towards resolving all issues in the sector in line with the People’s Charter Needs Manifesto