The governor of Abia State, Dr. Alex Chioma Otti, has appointed 30 new Special Assistants that will work with him in his administration. The announcement was made on June 11, 2023.
The list contains names of popular icons in Nigeria, and it might not come as a surprise to many Avians as the rumour has spread before now. Names like Kanu Nwankwo (dormers Super Eagles of Nigeria striker), John Obuh (a well-know coach of the Nigerian National team), and J Martins (an artiste) can be found in the list.
The press release made by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor of Abia State reads as follows.
The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti, OFR, has appointed the following persons into the underlisted positions, with effect from the date of this publication.
- Mr. Ugochukwu Okoroafor – Special Adviser, Monitoring and Evaluation
- Hon Iheanacho Obioma – Special Adviser, Political Affairs
- Prof Ijeoma Iheukwumere – Senior Special Assistant, Environment
- Mr. Odinakachi Eric Eme – Senior Special Assistant, Multilateral and Donor Agencies
- Mr. Nwaka Inem – Special Adviser on Trade, Commerce and Industry
- Magdalene Ugoanusi – Senior Special Assistant, Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs
- Mr. Martins Okechukwu Justice (J Martins) – Special Assistant on Tourism and Entertainment
- Dr. George Chidozie – Senior Special Assistant, Special Duties
- Pastor Okorougo Aji – Special Assistant, Lands and Housing
- Dr. Obioma Nwogbe – Senior Special Assistant, Transport
- Mr. Chukwunenye Alajemba – Senior Special Assistant, Homeland Security
- Ven (Dr.) Joshua Onyeike – General Manager, ASOPADEC
- Pastor Dike Nwankwo – Director General, Abia State Orientation Agency
- Dr. Uloaku Ukaegbu – Director, Abia State Agency for Control of AIDS
- Dr. Eric Egwuibe – Senior Special Assistant, Budget and Planning
- Dr. Anthony Nwaubani, Senior Special Assistant, Finance
- Mr. Ogbonnia Okereke, GM, ASEPA
- Mr. Daniel Chinagozi – Special Assistant, Digital Economy
- Mr. Chinedu Ekeke – Deputy Chief of Staff (cum Senior Special Assistant on Sports and Youth Development)
- Dr. Oluebube Olunna Chukwu – Senior Special Assistant, Due Process
- Apostle Kenneth C. Wiper – Special Assistant on Religious Activities
- Mr. Ishmael Onuoha – Senior Special Assistant, Cooperative Societies
- Col. Ezichi Kalu (Rtd.) – General Manager, Abia State Road Traffic and Safety Management Agency (ARTSMA)
- Mrs. Mathilda Anyamele – Special Assistant, Special Duties.
- Mrs. Chinwe Kanu Uba – Special Assistant, Women Mobilisation.
- Mrs. Chinwe Onyeukwu – Special Assistant, Women Affairs.
- Kanu Nwankwo – Chairman, Enyimba International Football Club, Aba
- Boniface Alozie Uche – Chairman, Abia Comets
- John Sam Obuh – Chairman, Abia Warriors
- Dr. Benson Nwaigburu, GM, Abia State Debt Management Office
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor
Alex C. Otti