Until Friday, March 18th, Sir Jude Ejiogu served as Secretary to the Government of Imo state.
Hours after he was directed to hand over to the Permanent secretary (Cabinet office) he took to his social media account and penned a letter of gratitude to Governor Rochas Okorocha . He thanked His Excellency for giving him an opportunity to serve Imo people in all the various appointments he held with the Rescue Mission since 2011 adding that he was leaving office with a clean and un-dented image.
THANKS TO OUR GOVERNOR, OWELLE ROCHAS ANAYO OKOROCHA AND NDI IMO IN GENERAL
Today, I stepped aside as Secretary to the Government of Imo State (SGI) with a clean and undented image. To be sincere to you all, I will greatly thank His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Imo State, Owelle (Dr) Rochas Anayochukwu Okorocha (OON), the Senior Advocate of the Masses for having given me the opportunity to serve the state in particular and the good people of Imo State at large in various sensitive positions in the rescue mission government since 2011.
I started with the rescue mission government as Adviser on Internally Generated Revenue, to Chairman, Board of Internal Revenue. From there, His Excellency appointed me Chairman, Local Government Service Commission respectively.
Following my sterling qualities and commitment to duty, our amiable Governor appointed me the Chief of Staff, Government House, after which barely three months of the appointment, my name was announced as Commissioner for Special Duties on top of the position of Chief of Staff.
However, after the 2015 Governorship election which His Excellency meritoriously won, I was assigned the position of Secretary to the Government of Imo State (SGI) which today, I am leaving as a happy person with my head held high.
Convincingly, I know that the Governor’s decision to relieve me of my position was not as a result of failure, incompetence, mediocrity or negligence of duty on my part, but it was a sound desire to give another Imolite the privilege to contribute his or her quota aimed at developing our dear state, the Eastern Heartland.
On the other hand, I want to sincerely thank the good people of Imo State who have over the years had faith in me and supported me in so many ways, especially, those who prayed for my success which today, has manifested.
I will also not forget to thank my wife, children, family and Aides at large who have had to endure my absence most times when I would be weighted down by matters of state, which I executed with utmost commitment and devotion.
In all, I remain thankful to Almighty God who in His infinite mercies have planned today for me. I have faith that He has plans of future elevations in my life through which I can continue to touch the lives of the good people of Imo State positively in many ways.
There is no doubt that my greatest joy has been to serve the people of Imo State to the best of my abilities, and for His Excellency, the Governor to have given me such opportunity to showcase my experience and expertise is indeed priceless.
May the good Lord bless you all for your prayers and support which made me a happy man today.
Sir Jude Ejiogu
Former Secretary to the Government of Imo State