BY SUNNY A. DAVID / AWKA
The Governor of Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano has sworn-in Dr. Vincent Okpala as the new Commissioner for Health
in Anambra State.
The swearing-in ceremony which took place during the week State Executive Council Meeting at the Government House, Awka.
Our correspondent reports that also at the Executive Council Meeting, Mr. Douglas Okafor an Engineer was sworn in as the new Superintendent-General and Managing Director of Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra, the OCHA Brigade.
Retired Air Vice Marshal Ben Chiobi was also sworn in as the Special
Adviser to the Governor on Creative Security.
Speaking shortly after the swearing-in ceremony, Governor Obiano who announced that the immediate past Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joe Akabuike is now the Chairman of Anambra State Health Technology Institute at Obosi charged the new appointees to do their best by bringing their rich experience to bear in the discharge of their duties.
The Governor explained that the new Special Adviser on Creative
Security was appointed to further demonstrate his administration’s efforts in sustaining effective security across the State as he hopes his experience will be of immense advantage to the State.
The Governor said that he hopes that the new leader of OCHA BRIGADE will among other things, help fight illegal revenue collectors in the State.
Responding, the new Health Commissioner, Dr. Okpala who said that Dr. Akabuike did a lot in the Health sector, expressed gratitude that he was given the opportunity to serve in a bid to set out the State as the destination for medical tourism.
In his farewell speech, Dr. Akabuike stressed that change is constant
describing the moment as a turnaround in his career, having served under Governor Obiano for five years.
While enumerating some of his achievements in the sector, Dr. Akabuike appreciated the Governor and members of the State Executive Council for their support throughout his tenure as Health Commissioner.