Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has sent an additional list of 11 commissioner-nominees to the Enugu State House of Assembly for vetting and approval, bringing to 19 the names submitted so far to with the State legislature.
The House has not screened the first list of eight nominees.
The new list was sent today by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Ortuanya.
It includes six former commissioners and special advisers in addition to five new faces that the governor wants in the new cabinet that is shaping up. There were 25 commissioners in the past cabinet, which implies that six more names will still be submitted to the Assembly if the governor maintains the 25 ministries that he worked with in his first term.
There are three immediate past commissioners, three immediate past special advisers who are being upgraded to full cabinet-rank positions, the immediate past chief whip of the Enugu State House of Assembly and a professor of medicine who is current provost of a college of medicine.
The full list of 11 nominees are as follows:
- Hon. Mathias Ekweremadu, immediate past chief whip of the Enugu State House of Assembly
- Chief Miletus Ezugwuorie Eze, immediate past Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice
- Prof. Uchenna Eze, immediate past commissioner for education
- Chief Peter Okonkwo, immediate past commissioner for Housing
- Hon. Uchechukwu Ogbonna, immediate past special adviser on rural development
- Hon. Mabel Agbo, a permanent secretary who also served as immediate past special adviser on SDGs
- Hon. Adaonah Kene-Uyanwune, immediate past special adviser on Revenue Matters.
- Mr. Obi Carl Kama, Chairman of Science, Technical, and Vocational Education Board
- Prof. Anthony Ugochukwu, Dean of the College of Medicine, Enugu State University of Science & Technology
- Mr. Ugonna Ibe, one-time interim chairman of Awgu Local Government Area. and
- Dr. Victor Chukwuemeka Nnam. an Enugu-based surveyor