New Commissioners have been sworn in by Governor Alex Otti, after their confirmation by the State’s House of Assembly in Abia State
The swearing-in was performed by the Governor at the Banquet Hall of Government House, Umuahia.
In his speech during the event, Otti charged the new commissioners to work in line with his administration’s vision of delivering a new Abia State.
He encouraged them to utilize their jobs in writing their names in gold by playing important roles in the rebuilding of Abia, especially in areas of critical infrastructure.
The new Commissioners and their portfolios are as follows:
Professor Monica Ironkwe, Agriculture, Kingsley Anosike, Budget and planning, Professor Eme Uche, Education, Philomena Asonye Ogbonna, Environment and urban renewal, Ngozi Okoronkwo, Health, Okey Kanu, Information and Culture and Chika Chukwumerije, Lands and Housing
Others sworn in are Uzo Nwachukwu, Commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, Professor Joel Ogbonna Petroleum Mineral Resources, Chima Emmanuel Oriaku, Science and Technology, Nwaobilor Ananaba, Sports and youth development.
The rest include Dr Chimezie Isaac Ukaegbu, Trade, commerce and Industry, Don Otutmchere Oti, Commissioner for Works, Sunny Owunna, Transport, Ngozi Blessing Felix, Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation,
Ikechuckwu Uwanna, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice,
Mike Akpara, Finance, Ikechuckwu Monday, Power and utilities, as well as Matthew Chikodi Ekwuribe, Commissioner for Digital Economy/SME
Responding on behalf of his colleagues, the new Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ikechuckwu Uwanna assured the Governor that they would justify the confidence he reposed in them by discharging their duties credibly.
Sixteen of the Commissioners were sworn-in while the other three would be inaugurated on a later date after their clearance by the State House of Assembly.
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