Umahi appoints 22 new aides

Posted by Charles lwuoha, Enugu | 9 July 2019 | 596 times

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Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State on Tuesday announced the appointment of 22 new appointees into his government.

Among the appointees are Mr Chamberlain Nwele, who was reappointment as Head of Service, a position he held during Umahi’s first tenure.

A former Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Valentine Okike Uzor, was appointed a Senior Special Assistant to the Governor.

Four other former members of the House who did not return to the house in the last election were also appointed Senior Special Assistants. They are Frank Onwe, Julius Nwokpor, Joseph Nwobasi and Chike Imo Ogiji.

Also named in the appointments are Okechukwu Nwakpu who is to serve as Deputy Chief of Staff and Emmanuel Obasi who was re-appointed Deputy Principal Secretary.

Equally re-appointed are some of the Governor’s trusted aides in his first tenure. They include Mr Ali Odefa, Senior Special Assistant; Ogbuefi Enekwachi Akpa, Senior Special Assistant; Silas Emeka Onu, Special Assistant; Gideon Onwe, Special Assistant; Mark Onu, Special Assistant; and Martins Okwuegbu, Special Assistant.

Mrs Jennifer Adibe-Nwafor, Chairman of Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in the state, was also named Special Assistant.

Others are Emeka Nwode, Senior Special Assistant; Nwaze Okechukwu Joseph, Special Assistant; Edwin Onwe, Special Assistant; Onyeabor Ngene, Special Assistant; Chris Uchaji, Special Assistant; Mr. Agwu Igwe Nweze, Special Assistant; and Mr Stephen Nweze, Personal Assistant.

A statement by the Principal Secretary to the Governor, Clement Nweke, said the appointees would be sworn-in at 1pm tomorrow, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at the Executive Council Chambers, Government House, Abakaliki.

Source: News Express

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