Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, on Friday swore in Mr. Onyi Wamah as the new Head of Service (HoS).
Ikpeazu also appointed three new permanent secretaries: Jonathan Alozie, Emmanuel Ogbonnaya and Juliet Orji.
The Governor charged Wamah to evolve programmes that will make the civil service more productive.
“The Head of Service has the responsibility of galvanising the civil service toward supporting the policies of this government to continue to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people.
“My special interest is in the fact that the civil service is the engine room that runs the government and everything that is achieved by the government takes its root from the civil service.
“This challenge to make the civil service more proactive and geared toward creating better life for our people is on your shoulders,” Ikpeazu said.
The governor also urged the newly sworn in permanent secretaries to make tangible contributions, that would enable the state to become socio-economically developed.