…Goes Spiritual on First Day of Official Duties.
The new Commissioner in charge of the Directorate of Culture and Tourism, Mr Emmanuel Chinye has resumed duty with a charge on the staff and management to be dedicated to their duties in order to reposition the sectors for maximum productivity.
Mr Chinye who arrived the Directorate in high spirit was accompanied by the Chairman, Civil Service Commission and pioneer Commissioner in the Directorate, Dame Nkem Okwuofu, the Aniocha North PDP Chairman, Prince Victor Egbune and some other stakeholders in Aniocha North was received on arrival by the Functioning Permanent Secretary, Mr Steve Udogun.
He was conducted straight to his office where a brief prayer session held and prayers made for God’s grace for the new Commissioner to make impact as he serves in the State Executive Council.
Mr Chinye while addressing the people after the prayer session pledged to justify the confidence reposed in him by the State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and thanked the leaders in Aniocha North for their support to him.
The Commissioner asserted that he was determined to make a mark in the Directorate stressing that the cultural and tourism sector was key in promoting the non oil sector in the state in line with the SMART Agenda of government.
At a meeting with the Functioning Permanent Secretary Mr Steve Udogun,Directors and Heads of Parastatals under the Directorate, Mr Chinye urged staff to be diligent in carrying out their duties.
He noted that tourism was an essential sector in the world as all hands must be on deck to promote culture and tourism in the state as Governor Ifeanyi Okowa was determined in making positive impact in all sectors in the state economy.
Mr Chinye solicited the cooperation and support of all to effectively project the policies and programmes of the Okowa administration as it relates to the culture and tourism sector.
He promised fairness and equity in his dealings with staff and enjoined the workers to imbibe the spirit of team work.
The Functioning Permanent Secretary,Mr Steve Udogun pledged the commitment of staff to work closely with the Commissioner to achieve the vision of government in the Directorate of Culture and Tourism sector.