On Friday, Dr. Alex Otti, the governor of Abia State, swore in 16 commissioners who had received approval from the state House of Assembly and gave them specific responsibilities.
Ikechukwu Uwanna, who serves as the attorney general and commissioner for justice, Prof. Monica Ironkwe, Kingsley Anosike, Prof. Mrs. Uche Eme Uche, Philemon Asonye Ogbonna, Mike Akpara, Dr. Ngozi Okoronkwo, Prince Okey Kanu, and Chaka Chukwumerije are among them.
Others include Dr. Chimezie Isaac Ukaegbu (Trade, Commerce, and Industry), Prince Uzor Nwachukwu (Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs), Prof. Joel Friday Ogbonna (Petroleum and Mineral Resources), Prof. Nwaobilor Ananaba (Sports and Youth Development), Dr. Mrs. Ngozi Blessing Felix (Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation), and Engr. Don Otti (Works).
The remaining three are Dr. Max Ekwuruibe (Digital Economy and SME), Comrade Sunny Onwuma (Transport), and Engr. Ikechukwu Monday (Power and Public Utilities).
Speaking at Government House in Umuahia following the administration of the Oath of Office and Allegiance to the commissioners by Lady Uzoamaka Ikonne, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, and Lady Uzoamaka Ikonne, Solicitor General of the State, Otti urged them to be dedicated to the service of the state.
The governor emphasized that the development of vital infrastructure is the administration’s center of gravity and that since this responsibility is enormous, there will be no tolerance for corruption.
He emphasized that creating a new Abia is the main goal of his administration and that he is dedicated to establishing a well-functioning society that future generations will value.
Otti pushed them to cooperate in order to reconstruct Abia, stating that they had been chosen to represent the interests of the entire state rather than those of certain people or clans.
The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Ikechukwu Uwanna, responded on behalf of his coworkers and promised to carry out their responsibilities to the best of their abilities.
While acknowledging their huge obligations, he stated they would do their best to fulfill them.
The Assembly had not yet cleared three of the 19 commissioners, but they would be sworn in later.