Governor Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru of Ebonyi State on Monday swore-in 64 Development Centre Coordinators across the 13 local government areas of the state.
Development Centers are subdivisions of local governments in the state. They were created by the first civilian governor of the state, Sen. Sam Egwu to bring development nearer to the grassroots.
Thirty four of them were created by the Egwu administration while Egwu’s successor, Chief Martin Elechi increased them to 64.
The last Coordinators appointed by former governor David Umahi who is now Minister of Works, were dissolved last year when his administration was winding up.
Meanwhile, Governor Francis Nwifuru last week forwarded a list of those he appointed the Coordinators to the state House of Assembly for screening and confirmation.
The Coordinators made up of 13 women and 51 men, were however sworn-in at the exco chambers, new government house, centenary city Abakaliki the state capital by the government.
Nwifuru charged them to go to the local governments in the state and bring development to their areas and the state.