Ikpeazu Charges New Commissioners; Perform Or Be Sacked!


Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has charged the 27 newly Sworn in Commissioners in the state Abia State Executive Council to support his administration drive it’s vision to create a better State for the people, warning that those found wanting would be shown the way out.



Governor Ikpeazu who stated this during the swearing in ceremony at the Michael Okpara Auditorium Umuahia, made it clear that their offices as Commissioners is not for the purpose of enriching themselves rather to bring their experiences to bear and make robust contributions towards the growth and development of the state.



He further warned that their is nothing juicy in the appointments adding that they should see their appointment as a call to duty.


“I received a few text messages few weeks before now from some of you who had the audacity to request that i put them in what they regard as juicy portfolios and that gave me a quick idea of what such individuals and kind of mindset they have, coming to the State Exco Council.


“Let me warm you from the onset that there is nothing juicy anywhere. If your agenda is to come and make money, you will be disappointed from the first month but if your agenda is to come and work, and bring your knowledge and experience to bear and make robust and meaningful contribution to the growth and development of our dear State, then you will find enough challenges to make your work and job exciting.


“This is my way of saying to you that this is a call to duty and nothing more than that. The office of the Honorable Commissioner under my watch is not a place for you to come and mark time. If you have no business in that Exco, we will show you the exit door quickly so that we can bring on board those who are determined to work for the interest of the vulnerable people in our Communites that we have sworn to collectively serve”, Ikpeazu added.


The Governor disclosed that his administration is on its final lap,hence the desire of Government to complete ongoing projects and possibly embark on new ones.


He assured that Government will provide them with the resources to work with and urged them to leverage connections and wealth of experience in moving their various ministries forward.


Governor Ikpeazu who advised them to remain loyal to the Government also tasked them to keep in touch with their localities saying that Government would rely on them to galvanize support from the grassroot.


Responding on behalf of his colleagues, the new Commissioner for Information and strategy, Dr Eze Chikamnayo thanked Governor Ikpeazu for “the rare privilege of being part of the state Executive Council assuring that they will not let the government and people of the state down.


In an interview with National Ambassador, the newly sworn in Commissioner for Special Duties/ Vulnerable Group, Chief Felix Chisom assured that he would bring his wealth of experience to bear in his new assignment as we as contribute to the socio- political and economic renaissance of the state.


The New Commissioners and their portfolios are;
Mazi Donatus Okorie-Ministry of Cooperatives and Rural Development
Mr Ndom Godwin-Boundary matters,
Chief Okezie Erondu-Ministry of Science and Technology
Professor Ikechi Mgbeoji-Ministry of Agriculture,
Pascal Karibe Ojigwe-Ministry of Sports,
Mrs Uwaoma Olewengwa-Ministry of Industry Promotion and Development and
Prince Christopher Enweremadu- Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.


Others are Barr. Charles Esonu-Ministry of Youth Development,
Chief Chinagorom Nwankpa-Ministry of Housing,
Hon. Monday Ajaegbu- Parastatals, Deaconess Rose Urenta- Ministry of Women Affairs, Chief Kingsley Imaga- Ministry of Public Utilities,
Chidiebere Uwagwu Kalu- Establishment and Training,
Barr. Chijioke Mark, Post-Basic Education,
Chief Chisom Nwachukwu-Ministry of Special Duties/Vulnerable Groups,
Mr. Sopuruchi Bekee-Ministry of Home Land Security,
Chief Eze Nwanganga-Ministry of Petroleum and Energy Development,
Barr Tony Nwanmuo-Ministry of Culture and Tourism and
Barr. Sam Nwogu-Ministry of Environment.


The rest are Dr Chidi Onwuchuruba- Ministry of Lands and Survey,
Mr Ugochukwu Emezue- Documentation and Strategic Communications,
Mrs Adaku Oseiza-Ministry of SMES and New Businesses Development,
Barr. Eze Chikamnayo-Ministry of Information and Strategy,
Chief Godswill Nwanoruo- Ministry of Transport,
Prince Obinna Okey -Inter-Governmental Affairs,
Chief Ukwu Rocks Emma, Ministry of Basic Education
Barr Chinenye Emelogu -Joint Project and Implementation while the immediate past Commissioner for Information,Chief John Okiyi Kalu is to serve as the new Commissioner for Trade and Commerce.



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