Abia Governor Otti Appoints Ex-Super Eagles Captain Kanu, Musician J Martins, Others As Aides
Governor Alex Otti of Abia State has appointed a former Captain of Super Eagles of Nigeria, Nwankwo Kanu, musician J Martins, and 28 others to various positions in his administration, Vondigest reports.
According to a statement issued on Tuesday by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Kazie Uko, he said the appointments were effective immediately.
The appointees and their positions are; Mr. Ugochukwu Okoroafor as Special Adviser, Monitoring and Evaluation; Hon. Iheanacho Obioma as Special Adviser, Political Affairs; Prof Ijeoma Iheukwumere appointed as Senior Special Assistant, Environment.
Mr. Odinakachi Eric Eme was appointed Senior Special Assistant, Multilateral and Donor Agencies; Mr. Nwaka Inem as Special Adviser on Trade, Commerce and Industry; Magdalene Ugoanusi as Senior Special Assistant, Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
Others include; Mr. Martins Okechukwu Justice popularly known as J Martins as Special Assistant on Tourism and Entertainment, while Dr. George Chidozie was appointed Senior Special Assistant, Special Duties; Pastor Okorougo Aji was appointed Special Assistant, Lands and Housing.
Also, Dr. Obioma Nwogbe was appointed Senior Special Assistant, Transport; Mr. Chukwunenye Alajemba as Senior Special Assistant, Homeland Security; Ven (Dr.) Joshua Onyeike as General Manager, ASOPADEC; Pastor Dike Nwankwo as Director General, Abia State Orientation Agency; Dr. Uloaku Ukaegbu as Director, Abia State Agency for Control of AIDS; Dr. Eric Egwuibe as Senior Special Assistant, Budget and Planning; Dr. Anthony Nwaubani, Senior Special Assistant, Finance, while Mr. Ogbonnia Okereke, GM, ASEPA; Mr. Daniel Chinagozi as Special Assistant, Digital Economy, and Mr. Chinedu Ekeke as Deputy Chief of Staff (cum Senior Special Assistant on Sports and Youth Development).
For his part, veteran footballer, Kanu Nwankwo was appointed Chairman, Enyimba International Football Club, Aba; Dr. Oluebube Olunna Chukwu as Senior Special Assistant, Due Process; Apostle Kenneth C. Wiper as Special Assistant on Religious Activities; Mr. Ishmael Onuoha as Senior Special Assistant, Cooperative Societie; Col. Ezichi Kalu (Rtd.) as General Manager, Abia State Road Traffic and Safety Management Agency (ARTSMA); Mrs. Mathilda Anyamele as Special Assistant, Special Duties; Mrs. Chinwe Kanu Uba as Special Assistant, Women Mobilisation; Mrs. Chinwe Onyeukwu as Special Assistant, Women Affairs; Boniface Alozie Uche as Chairman, Abia Comets; John Sam Obuh as Chairman, Abia Warriors, and lastly, Dr. Benson Nwaigburu, GM, Abia State Debt Management Office.