Prof Uche, Ubah, Dr Betty Obasi, Kanu, Others Make Gov Otti’s New Appointment List

By NewsCritic Reporters

Abia State governor Dr Alex Otti has announced the appointment of Prof (Mrs) Uche Eme Uche, former governorship running mate, Rev Fr Uche Onukwuru, Navy Commodore Macdonald Ubah (retd), Dr (Mrs) Betty Obasi, Mr Okey Kanu and 16 others into various positions as special advisers and senior special assistants to the governor.

According to a press released issued on June 1, 2023 and signed by Kazie Ukoh Chief Press Secretary to the governor, the appointment is with immediate effect.

Earlier, Gov Otti had appointed Prof Kenneth Kalu as Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Pastor Caleb Ajagba, PhD as Chief of Staff to the governor, Mrs Njum Onyemenam, Accountant General and Dr Ngozi Okoronkwo, Special Adviser Media and Publicity among others.

The press release stated thus:

The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti, OFR, has appointed the following persons into the underlisted positions, effective today, June 1, 2023.

1. Mr. Michael Akpara – Special Adviser on Finance 

2. Mr. Uwanna Ikechukwu – Senior Special Assistant on Legal Matters 

3. Professor Uche Eme Uche – Special Adviser on Education 

4. Professor Joel F. Ogbonna – Special Adviser on Petroleum and Energy 

5. Dr. Clifford C. Agbaeze – Senior Special Assistant on Agriculture 

6. Mr. Chimereze Okigbo – Special Adviser on Internally Generated Revenue 

7. Mr. Uche Mark Nwosu – Chief of Protocol 

8. Mr. Uche Ukeje – Senior Special Assistant on Aba Rejuvenation 

9. Mr. Dodoh Okafor – Special Assistant on Public Communication 

10. Mr. Uzor Nwachukwu – Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs 

11. Mr. Kingsley Anosike – Special Adviser on Planning and Strategy 

12. Mr. Uzoma Nwagba – Senior Special Assistant on Digital Economy and SME

13. Rev Father Christian Uche Anokwuru, PhD – Special Adviser on Policies and Interventions

14. Mrs. Ifeoma Thomas – Special Assistant on Vulnerable Groups and Poverty Alleviation 

15. Pastor Dike Nwankwo – Senior Special Assistant, Special Duties 

16. Mr. Okey Kanu – Special Adviser on Strategic Communication 

17. Dr. (Mrs.) Betty Emeka-Obasi – Senior Special Assistant, Special Duties 

18. Mr. Chinedu Ekeke – Senior Special Assistant Youth and Sports Development 

19. Mr. Chuka Ofili – Senior Special Assistant, Domestic 

20. Hon Luke Ukara Onyeani – Senior Special Assistant on Legislative Matters 

21. Navy Commander Macdonald Ubah (Rtd) – Special Adviser on Security 

22. Dr. Chimezie Ukaegbu – Special Adviser on Trade and Commerce 


Kazie Uko

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor 

Abia State


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