The appointments you made so far are top notch, Abia former Commissioner lauds Otti…Says competent hands attracts best financial deals
A former Commissioner in Abia State, Chief Richard Harrison has lauded the recent appointments made by the State Governor, Dr. Alex Otti, asserting that appointment of only competent persons will greatly assist him realize his government’s vision of making Abia great again.
Recall that Governor Otti, approved the appointment of Prof. Kenneth Kalu as Secretary to the State Government; Pastor Caleb Ajagba, PhD, Chief of Staff to the Governor; Dr. Ngozi Okoronkwo, Special Adviser Health Care Delivery Services; Ferdinand Ekeoma, Special Adviser Media and Publicity; Mr. Kazie Ukoh , Chief Press Secretary to the Governor; Mrs. Njum Onyemenam, Accountant General; and Mr. Ogbonnia Okereke, Head, Special Taskfore on Emergency Cleanup of Aba & Umuahia.
Others are: Mr. Michael Akpara – Special Adviser on Finance; Mr. Uwanna Ikechukwu – Senior Special Assistant on Legal Matters; Professor Uche Eme Uche – Special Adviser on Education; Professor Joel F. Ogbonna – Special Adviser on Petroleum and Energy; Dr. Clifford C. Agbaeze – Senior Special Assistant on Agriculture; Mr. Chimereze Okigbo – Special Adviser on Internally Generated Revenue; Mr. Uche Mark Nwosu – Chief of Protocol; Mr. Uche Ukeje – Senior Special Assistant on Aba Rejuvenation; Mr. Dodoh Okafor – Special Assistant on Public Communication; Mr. Uzor Nwachukwu – Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs; Mr. Kingsley Anosike – Special Adviser on Planning and Strategy; Mr. Uzoma Nwagba – Senior Special Assistant on Digital Economy and SME; Rev Father Christian Uche Anokwuru, PhD – Special Adviser on Policies and Interventions; Mrs. Ifeoma Thomas – Special Assistant on Vulnerable Groups and Poverty Alleviation; Pastor Dike Nwankwo – Senior Special Assistant, Special Duties; Mr. Okey Kanu – Special Adviser on Strategic Communication; Dr. (Mrs.) Betty Emeka-Obasi – Senior Special Assistant, Special Duties; Mr. Chinedu Ekeke – Senior Special Assistant Youth and Sports Development; Mr. Chuka Ofili – Senior Special Assistant, Domestic; Hon Luke Ukara Onyeani – Senior Special Assistant on Legislative Matters; Navy Commander Macdonald Ubah (Rtd) – Special Adviser on Security; and Dr. Chimezie Ukaegbu – Special Adviser on Trade and Commerce.
In a congratulatory message to Dr. Otti, who is the 5th democratically elected governor of Abia State, made available to our correspondent, Chief Harrison submitted that the State would remain truly great among the comity of states in the federation, when competent hands are engaged to manage its affairs.
Chief Harrison, an economic and financial expert and former Commissioner for finance, explained that Abia is witnessing a huge infrastructure deficit, hence the urgent need for Gov. Otti’s administration to mobilize resources both locally and internationally to bridge the financing gap and enhance socio-economic development.
I must commend our dear Governor, Dr. Alex Otti for putting economic recovery, adequate security, and infrastructural development on the front burner. The appointments made so far are top notch and I trust he will follow suit with commissioners soon.
“Also, I am optimistic that the appointment of competent and capable individuals into his cabinet, which he has started will aid his administration get impressive financial deals for the state. Our expectations are high for a New Abia”.