Hours after taking over as the new governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo, has made his first appointment.

Mr Soludo took oath of office on Thursday at the government house in Awka, the state capital where a brawl later ensued.

Those appointed include Secretary to the State Government, Accountant General, and Deputy Chief Of Staff/State Chief of Protocol.

The appointees are Professor Solo Osita Chukwulobelu as SSG; Dr Sir Chukwudi Okoli as Accountant General, and Mr Chinedu Nwoye (Glamour) as Deputy Chief Of Staff/State Chief of Protocol.

Speaking at the government house after his inauguration ceremony, he pledged to appointment state commissioners next week.

“Today is my first day at work. I just reported for duty and will work for at least eight hours,” Mr Soludo said. “We had more than a month since the election to celebrate our historic victory. Now is the time to work, and there is no minute or kobo to waste in fanfare.

“In a few minutes, I will announce some of the principal officers of the administration, and commence with serious meetings of the Anambra State Security Council, followed by a meeting with the permanent secretaries, a meeting on Okpoko, and with my Strategy, Execution and Evaluation team.

“Within the next one week, the list of commissioners will be laid before the House of Assembly,” he promised.