Abia State Governor, Dr. Alex Otti, has appointed a former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Director, Mr. Ugochukwu Okoroafor, as Special Adviser, Monitoring and Evaluation.
The name of the erstwhile CBN Spokesman, an economic expert and alumnus of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Plateau State, is number one on a list of 30 newly appointed senior aides released late Tuesday, July 11, 2023, by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Kazie Uko.
Other prominent names on the list include football legend Kanu Nwankwo and veteran music star, J Martins.
Below is the full list of appointees, whose appointments are with immediate effective, according to the statement:
- Mr. Ugochukwu Okoroafor – Special Adviser, Monitoring and Evaluation
- Hon Iheanacho Obioma – Special Adviser, Political Affairs
- Prof Ijeoma Iheukwumere – Senior Special Assistant, Environment
- Mr. Odinakachi Eric Eme – Senior Special Assistant, Multilateral and Donor Agencies
- Mr. Nwaka Inem – Special Adviser on Trade, Commerce and Industry
- Magdalene Ugoanusi – Senior Special Assistant, Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs
- Mr. Martins Okechukwu Justice (J Martins) – Special Assistant on Tourism and Entertainment
- Dr. George Chidozie – Senior Special Assistant, Special Duties
- Pastor Okorougo Aji – Special Assistant, Lands and Housing
- Dr. Obioma Nwogbe – Senior Special Assistant, Transport
- Mr. Chukwunenye Alajemba – Senior Special Assistant, Homeland Security
- Ven (Dr.) Joshua Onyeike – General Manager, ASOPADEC
- Pastor Dike Nwankwo – Director General, Abia State Orientation Agency
- Dr. Uloaku Ukaegbu – Director, Abia State Agency for Control of AIDS
- Dr. Eric Egwuibe – Senior Special Assistant, Budget and Planning
- Dr. Anthony Nwaubani, Senior Special Assistant, Finance
- Mr. Ogbonnia Okereke, GM, ASEPA
- Mr. Daniel Chinagozi – Special Assistant, Digital Economy
- Mr. Chinedu Ekeke – Deputy Chief of Staff (cum Senior Special Assistant on Sports and Youth Development)
- Dr. Oluebube Olunna Chukwu – Senior Special Assistant, Due Process
- Apostle Kenneth C. Wiper – Special Assistant on Religious Activities
- Mr. Ishmael Onuoha – Senior Special Assistant, Cooperative Societies
- Col. Ezichi Kalu (Rtd.) – General Manager, Abia State Road Traffic and Safety Management Agency (ARTSMA)
- Mrs. Mathilda Anyamele – Special Assistant, Special Duties.
- Mrs. Chinwe Kanu Uba – Special Assistant, Women Mobilisation.
- Mrs. Chinwe Onyeukwu – Special Assistant, Women Affairs.
- Kanu Nwankwo – Chairman, Enyimba International Football Club, Aba
- Boniface Alozie Uche – Chairman, Abia Comets
- John Sam Obuh – Chairman, Abia Warriors
- Dr. Benson Nwaigburu, GM, Abia State Debt Management Office