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Orji Swears In New Commissioners, Warns Against Sycophancy

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Abia State governor, Chief Theodore Orji has sworn-in 24 new commissioners with a charge to them to shun acts capable of hindering the development of the state.

He reminded the new commissioners that a lot is expected from them as his administration draws near to its exit date.

According to the governor, “We are on our point of exit. I was not pushed or lobbied to select you, but I did that after thorough examination based on your antecedents. Therefore I urge you to return the confidence I have in you by serving Abia people diligently. You were not chosen to do things anyhow. It is not easy to be a commissioner because it carries a lot of responsibility. The only person you own allegiance is God and the Government of Abia state represented by me. So you must show total loyalty and work to move the state forward.”

Gov. Orji who also swore-in 10 new Permanent Secretaries, vowed to place his searchlights on the new commissioners stressing that they must always do the right thing or be booted out.

He warned against sycophancy and threatened to sack anyone who misbehaves.
“We are going to place our searchlight on you, no sycophancy. If we catch you, you will be shown the way out. Abians are looking on you. We have to complete our projects, those we cannot complete we will do some good percentage of work on them”, Orji said.

247ureports.com gathered that 80% of the immediate past commissioners were reappointed with some of the retaining their former ministries. They include Umeh Kalu(Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice); Eze Chikamnayo (Information, Culture and Tourism); Solomon Adaelu (Rural Development); Emma Nwabuko(Local Govt and Chieftaincy Affairs; Okechukwu Ogah(Health) and Sampson Orji (Commerce and Industry).

The new ones are David Chigbu(Sports), Godwin Nna(Physical Planning and Urban Renewal); Chinwe Nwanganga(Environment), among others.

Name
Office
Contact Information
Chief (Sir) Don Ubani
Commissioner for Petroleum
Dr. Kenneth Nwosu
Commissioner for Agriculture
Engr. Emma Nwabuko
Commissioner for Local Government & Chieftaincy Affairs
Dr. Mrs. O. M. Philips
Commissioner for Education
Barr. Emelike Kalu
Commissioner for Public Utilities
Eboh Duke I. Okorie
Commissioner for Lands
Engr Ikechukwu Emesobom
Commissioner for Transport
Hon. K. O. Mgbeahuru
Commissioner for Housing
Prince Emeka Nwachukwu (Longman)
Commissioner for Works
David Chigbu Monday
Commissioner for Sports
Mrs. Nwogu Chidinma Florence 
Commissioner for Science and Technology
Dr. O. S. Ogah
Commissioner for Health
Engr. Solomon Adaelu
Commissioner for Rural Development and Poverty Reduction
Mrs Ngozi Orji
Commissioner for Youth Development
Dr. Philip Nto
Commissioner for Finance
Mrs. Nne Nwaejike
Commissioner for Women Affairs
Elder Godwin Nna
Commissioner for Physical/Urban Planning
Chinwe Nwanganga
Commissioner for Environment
Barr. James Okpara
Commissioner for Legal and Due Process
Barr. Umeh Kalu
Commissioner for Justice
Chisom Nwamuo
Commissioner for Commerce and Industry
Hon. Sampson Orji
Commissioner for Special Duties (Governor’s Office)
Mr. Eze Chikamnayo
Commissioner for Information and Strategy
Elder Onwuka  Uzoma
Commissioner for Culture and Tourism
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