List of new Abia State Commissioners

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, yesterday, 26 October 2021 swore in 27 new commissioners.

Here is the list of new Abia State commissioners and the Ministries to which they were assigned:

S/NMINISTRYNAME
1Information & StrategyEze Chikamnayo
2Cooperatives & Rural DevelopmentMazi Donatus Okorie
3Boundary Matters Mr. Ndom Godwin
4Science & TechnologyChief Okezie Erondu
5Agriculture Prof. Ikechi Mgbeoji
6Sports Pascal Karibe Ojigwe
7Industry Promotio & Development Mrs. Uwaoma Olewengwa
8Local Government & Chieftaincy Affairs Prince Christopher Enweremadu
9Youth Development Mr. Charles Esonu
10Housing Chief Chinagorom Nwankpa
11Parastatals Hon. Monday Ehilegbu
12Women Affairs Mrs. Rose Urenta
13Public Utilities Chief Kingsley Imaga
14Establishment & Training Chidiebere Uwagwu Kalu
15Post-Basic EducationChijioke Mark
16Special duties/Vulnerable GroupsChief Chisom Nwachukwu
17Homeland SecurityMr. Sopuruchi Bekee
18Petroleum and Energy DevelopmentChief Eze Nwanganga
19Culture & Tourism Tony Nwanmuo
20Environment Sam Nwogu
21Lands and SurveyDr Chidi Onwuchuruba
22Documentation and Strategic CommunicationsUgochukwu Emezue
23SMEs & New Businesses DevelopmentMrs Adaku Uwaoma Onusiriuka Oseiza
24Transport Chief Godswill Uche Nwanoruo
25Inter -Governmental AffairsPrince Obinna Okey
26Basic Education Chief Ukwu Rocks Emma
27Joint Projects ImplementationsChinenye Emelogu
28Trade and CommerceJohn Okiyi Kalu

Charge to Commissioners

The Governor asked the new commissioners to support his efforts to make life better for Abia people.

He promised to provide them with tools and political backing to efficiently discharge their duties.

He goal, he said is to complete ongoing projects as well as initiate others that will be completed before his tenure expires, he said.

His government will be impatient with any Commissioner that will not join his commitment to transform the State, he warned.

“Let me warn that there is nothing juicy anywhere. If your agenda is to come and make money you will be disappointed after the first month.

“If your agenda is to work and bring your experience and knowledge to bear and to make meaningful contributions to our dear state, then you will find enough challenges to make your work exciting.

“This is my way of saying ‘call to duty’ and nothing more than that.

“The office of the commissioner is not a place for one to mark time. If you have no business in the Executive Council, we will show you the back door.”