Governor Willy Obiano of Anambra, yesterday, in Awka, appointed Mr.
Oseloka Obaze as Secretary to the State Government, SSG, following his
retention in that position from Peter Obi’s administration.
He also appointed Professor Joseph Asike as his Chief of Staff, and
Mr. Willy Nwaokoye as Principal Secretary.
The appointments came as Anambra State House of Assembly pledged its
support for the new governor to ensure the state government achieved
Speaking at the inauguration of the new appointees, Obiano said they
were capable hands who had done well in their private careers and
would carry out their tasks dutifully.
“The task ahead is huge, we need the best of hands and I believe they
will deliver,” the governor said.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, Oseloka thanked the governor for
the honour done to them, saying they would work to meet the
expectations of the governor to surmount the challenges of governance
in the state.
The oaths of allegiance and office were administered on the appointees
by the Solicitor-General of the state, Mrs. Tina Emekekwue.
Meanwhile, Anambra State House of Assembly has pledged its support for
the new governor to ensure the state government achieved greater
Mrs. Chinwe Nwaebili, Speaker of the House, gave the pledge in an
interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, yesterday in Awka.
“I will ensure that the legislature, which I am the head, will stop at
nothing in supporting every good intention of the governor for the
common good of the Anambra people.
“All I am asking Anambra people is to support him, they could
criticise him with love when need be for the future of our children
and generation unborn. This is necessary so that our state can make a
great history,” she said.
The speaker said the immediate past governor of the state, Chief Peter
Obi, had done “very well in all sectors of the state’s economy.”
Nwaebili, therefore, advised the new governor to build on the
structures on ground.
Mr. Oseloka Obaze, Secretary to the State Government, who also spoke,
called on all citizens to rally round the governor by giving him
necessary support and criticism to move the state forward.
He said: “I am confident that with God, the sky is the limit to what
this government will do to better the lot of the people, all we need
is their support.”
He said the inauguration of Obiano as the governor of the state marked
the beginning of a good thing to come in Anambra .Chief Nathaniel
Uzoma, Ekiti State Chairman, Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, said that the people
of Anambra had shown that there was strength in unity by their
presence during the inauguration of Obiano.
He called on Igbos to be united where ever they lived for the
development of Igbo land and the country at large.
Mr Alex Ezeobi, Ohaneze National Youth Leader, called on Igbo youths
to be responsive and sensitive to issues affecting their race and be
politically enlightened to face their challenges with optimism.
Mr Allison Anadi, President of Anambra indigenes in America, said that
the group would give every support to the government of Anambra to
ensure that the growth of the state “from strength to strength”.
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