The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has rejoiced with the pioneer Director General of the National Directorate for Employment, Chief Chuku Wachuku on his birthday.
Describing Chief Wachuku as a “distinguished Nigerian”, Governor Ikpeazu recalled his years of service to our country as the pioneer Director General of the National Directorate for Employment (NDE) during the Military Presidency of General Ibrahim Babangida and how he drove the agency to become a key enabler and provider of jobs for Nigerians. Ikpeazu stated that the strong foundations laid by Chief Wachuku in that agency have remained the pillars that have held the agency from inception till date.
Ikpeazu recalled further the many interventions of Chief Wachuku in the political evolution of our state and noted that the Mbawsi High Chief is an accomplished statesman who has, over the years, made indelible marks in the political development of our state, as one of those elder statesmen whose wise counsel come in handy during challenging times.
Governor Ikpeazu prayed the good Lord to grant Chief Wachuku many more years in excellent health to continue to offer dedicated and selfless services to our state and country.
The Governor was represented at a birthday gathering in honor of the Chief by his Deputy, Rt. Hon. Sir Ude Oko Chukwu.