Obiano Swears In 19 Commissioners
By Nedum Noble
The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano on Monday, swore-in 19 new commissioners in the state.
While the commissioners were swore in by the governor, the Attorney-General and commisioner of Justice Dr. Mrs. Uju Nwogu swore in the Special Advisers.
Swearing in the new commissioners at the Government House Awka, Obiano charged them to leave their marks in their respective ministries and to help support the Government to actualise the vision of the state.
“You are the privileged group that have the opportunity to make names for yourselves. I want to remind all of you that this appointment is not business as usual.
“We shall not tolerate any sharp practice or corruption of any type. Neither shall we accept indolence, late coming to work or laziness. You have been called to duty to help distribute the dividend of democracy to the people of the state.
“At this moment, I charge you all to be good ambassadors of the people and your various Ministries. You must ensure that ongoing projects in your ministries must be complete,” he stated
The event also witnessed issuance of certificate of merit and medal of honour to the former commissioners as well handing over of cheques to each of them covering their severance allowance.
The new commissioners sworn in and their portfolios are: Hon. C. Don Adinuba (Information and enlightenment); Hon. Afam Mbanefo (Agric and mechanization ), Prof. Kate Omenugha, (Basic Education); Mr. Bonaventure Enamali (Youths and Entrepreneurship); Hon. Obi Nwankwo (Public Utilities ); and
Greg Obi (Local Government Affairs).
Others are Mrs. Sally Mbanefo (Artwork, Tourism and Diaspora ), Christian Madubuko (Trade and
Commerce); Hon. Uche Okafor (Transport); Mrs Ndidi Mezue (Women and Children Affairs); Engr. Emeka Ezenwanne(Housing); Dr. Obiekezie Theresa Nkechi (Tertiary and Science Education); Hon. Mike Okonkwo (Environment and Beautification); Hon. Nnamdi Onukwuba (Lands); Hon. Marcel Ifejiofor (Works); Mrs Uju Nwogu (Justice), Hon. Ifeatu Onejeme (Finance), Hon. Mark Okoye (Economic Planning and Budgeting and Dr. Joe Akabuike (for Ministry of Health).
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