The Executive Governor of Abia State, Alex Otti has recently appointed the former Captain of Super Eagles of Nigeria, Nwankwo Kanu, musician J Martins, and 28 others in position of government in his administration.
This was contained in a statement disclosed on Tuesday by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Kazie Uko, he said the appointments were with immediate effect.
Here are the list of appointees with their portfolios; Mr. Ugochukwu Okoroafor as Special Adviser, Monitoring and Evaluation; Hon. Iheanacho Obioma as Special Adviser, Political Affairs; Prof Ijeoma Iheukwumere appointed as Senior Special Assistant, Environment.
Mr. Odinakachi Eric Eme was appointed Senior Special Assistant, Multilateral and Donor Agencies; Mr. Nwaka Inem as Special Adviser on Trade, Commerce and Industry; Magdalene Ugoanusi as Senior Special Assistant, Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
Others include; Mr. Martins Okechukwu Justice popularly known as J Martins as Special Assistant on Tourism and Entertainment, while Dr. George Chidozie was appointed Senior Special Assistant, Special Duties; Pastor Okorougo Aji was appointed Special Assistant, Lands and Housing.
Also, Dr. Obioma Nwogbe was appointed Senior Special Assistant, Transport; Mr. Chukwunenye Alajemba as Senior Special Assistant, Homeland Security; Ven (Dr.) Joshua Onyeike as General Manager, ASOPADEC; Pastor Dike Nwankwo as Director General, Abia State Orientation Agency; Dr. Uloaku Ukaegbu as Director, Abia State Agency for Control of AIDS; Dr. Eric Egwuibe as Senior Special Assistant, Budget and Planning; Dr. Anthony Nwaubani, Senior Special Assistant, Finance, while Mr. Ogbonnia Okereke, GM, ASEPA; Mr. Daniel Chinagozi as Special Assistant, Digital Economy, and Mr. Chinedu Ekeke as Deputy Chief of Staff (cum Senior Special Assistant on Sports and Youth Development).
On the other hand, the veteran footballer, Kanu Nwankwo was appointed Chairman, Enyimba International Football Club, Aba; Dr. Oluebube Olunna Chukwu as Senior Special Assistant, Due Process; Apostle Kenneth C. Wiper as Special Assistant on Religious Activities; Mr. Ishmael Onuoha as Senior Special Assistant, Cooperative Societie; Col. Ezichi Kalu (Rtd.) as General Manager, Abia State Road Traffic and Safety Management Agency (ARTSMA); Mrs. Mathilda Anyamele as Special Assistant, Special Duties; Mrs. Chinwe Kanu Uba as Special Assistant, Women Mobilisation; Mrs. Chinwe Onyeukwu as Special Assistant, Women Affairs; Boniface Alozie Uche as Chairman, Abia Comets; John Sam Obuh as Chairman, Abia Warriors, and lastly, Dr. Benson Nwaigburu, GM, Abia State Debt Management Office.
Congratulations to all appointees!