Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, on Friday sworn-in 13 new Permanent Secretaries.
He told them to discharge their duties without favour and promote government programs.
Okezie was represented by his deputy, Ude Oko-Chukwu.
He commended the officials for reaching the peak of their career in the Civil Service.
On behalf of others, Caroline Igwe thanked the government for finding them fit for elevation.
She assured that they would live up to expectations and discharge their duties diligently.
The new permanent secretaries were Kelechi Alozie, Ikechi Emelogu, Chukwunonye Okpara, Chianakwalam Egwu, Emea Mba and Ikenna Okoro.
Others are Nwabueze Dike, Ijeoma Okere, Mrs Joy Nwanju, Franca Ekwueme, Iheanyichukwu Ubani, and Beatrice Nwaka.