- The younger sister of Governor Rochas Okorocha has been appointed as the commissioner for happiness and couples fulfillment in Imo state
The governor urged the new appointees to prove their worth in the service of Imo state and her people
- He says his administration’s achievements surpass those of all the previous administrations in the state, both civilian and military put together
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has appointed his younger sister, Ogechi Ololo, as the commissioner for happiness and couples fulfillment.
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Ololo was among 27 new commissioners and 27 transition committee chairmen for the 27 local government councils in the state sworn in by the governor on Monday, December 4.
Before her new appointment, she served as the governor’s deputy chief of staff and special adviser on domestic matters, the Punch reports.
The commissioner for happiness and couples’ fulfillment was also the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate into the House of Representatives for the Owerri federal constituency seat in 2015 and has served in various capacities since Okorocha became the state governor in 2011.
At the swearing in ceremony, the governor urged the appointees to prove their worth in the service of the state and her people.
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Okorocha said: “You are the privileged group that has 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 or laziness. You have been called to duty to help us to achieve our vision in the Rescue Mission Project.
“At this moment, I charge you all to be good ambassadors of the Rescue Mission wherever you find yourselves. To the Transition Committee Chairmen, you must ensure that ongoing projects must be completed especially the schools, chapels etc.”
He said his administration’s achievements had surpassed those of all the previous administrations in the state, both civilian and military put together.
Below are the names of the appointees and their respective portfolios:
Prof Nnamdi Obiaraeri (Information); Lady Ugochi Nnana-Okoro (Agric and Food Security); Gertrude Oduka (Primary and Secondary Education); Dr. Jones Uzoka (Niger Delta Affairs); Uchendu Mark (Public Utilities); and Gerald Okolie (Rural Development).
Dr. Cyril Okafor (Tourism); Emmanuel Ojinere (Trade and Investment); Chief Lasbery Anyanwu (Transport); Onwueyiagwu Valentine (Youth Development); Mrs. Ngozi Njoku (Gender and Social Development); Chief Josephine Udoji (Works); Achilike Nwawuike (Internal Resources and Pension Matters); Prof. Emenalo Chizoba (Tertiary Education); Nwamerenini Chukwuka (Labour); and Dr. Iyke Njoku (Planning, Budget and Statistics).
The transition committee chairmen sworn in include Okechukwu Onyechere(Ideato South); Sir Anyehe Okeneme (Ikeduru); Julius Onyeneho (Isiala Mbano); Akas Paschal, (Isu); Steve Odoemena (Mbaitoli); Eke Chidi (Ngor Okpala); Aloysius Onwuegbuchulam (Njaba); and Paschal Onwukaike (Nkwerre).
Meanwhile, the special assistant on electronic media to the Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha, Dr Ebere Nzeworji, has disclosed how much the recently erected statues of some African leaders actually cost. The controversial statues were erected in Owerri, the state capital.
According to reports, Nzeworji made his comments during a radio interview session, in reaction to reports that the sum of N520 million was spent on each statue.
NAIJ.com gathered that the governor’s aide, however, stated that the statues actually cost between N400,000 and N500,000.
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