The re-organisation came on the heels of the governor’s second year anniversary which took place on March 17, 2016.
The change did not involve the removal of any commissioner, however.
A look at the new structure indicates the following – Ogbuefi Tony Nnacheta (Commissioner for Information and Communications Strategy); Dr. Barr. Mrs. Uju Nwogu (Commissioner for Youth Entrepreneurship & Sports Development); Ifeatu Onejeme (Commissioner for Finance, Industry, Innovations & Development Finance Institutions) ; Hon. Chinwe Nwebili (Commissioner for Road, Rail & Water Transportation); Mrs Amaka Ilobi (Commissioner for Trade, Commerce, Markets & Wealth Creation) ; Sir Okey Morka (Commissioner for Lands, Physical Planning & Rural Development); Mrs Stella Onuora (Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs, Culture & Tourism); Dr. Ifeanyi Ejikeme (Commissioner for Environment, Beautification & Ecology); Mr Mark Okoye (Special Adviser, Ministry of Economic a Planning, Budget & Development Partners).
This ministry will in the interim be overseen by the Secretary to the State Government.
The newly re-designated ministries with their Commissioners retained are:
Chief Law Chinwuba (Commissioner for Road Construction, Road Furniture & Maintenance); Chief Greg Obi (Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy & Community Affairs); Dr. Victoria Chikwelu (Commissioner for Social Welfare, Children & Women Affairs); Engineer Frank Ofor (Commissioner for Housing & Urban Renewal); Mr Obi Nwankwo (Commissioner for Power & Domestic Water Development); Dr. Chinedu Emeka (Commissioner for Mineral Resources, Science & Technology) and Mr Afam Mbanefo (Commissioner for Agriculture, Mechanisation, Processing & Export)
In the realignment, however, the following commissioners were not affected. They are: Prof. Kate Omenugha (Commissioner for Education); Barrister Anali Chude (Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice); Dr. Joe Akabuike (Commissioner for Health).
Chief Obiano also retained the three principal officers: Professor Solo Chukwulobelu (Secretary to the State government); Professor Joe Asike (Chief of Staff) and Sir Willie Nwokoye (Principal Secretary).
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