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Gov Soludo appoints Akunyili’s son, others as Heads of Agencies, Special Advisers

8 months ago
Herald News

Anambra State Governor, Mr.  Charles Soludo has approved the appointment of 11 more persons into various key positions in the state.

One of the appointees, Mr. Obumneme Akunyili, the son of late Director-General the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAAC), Prof. Dora Akunyili, has been appointed as the Director-General, Project Monitoring Office.

The State’s Commissioner for Information, Mr. Paul Nwosu, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.

He said four of the appointees will serve as special advisers, while seven others will head various government’s ministries and agencies.

The new Special Advisers are: Anayo Nebe, who will advise the Governor on legislative and State Assembly matters, while Alex Obiogbolu will advise on political matters. The others are Godwin Nnadozie, Medical and Pharmaceuticals matters, and Raphael Nnabuife, Local Government Affairs.

Others who will head various government’s ministries and agencies include: Emma Ezenwaji, Chairman, Board of the Anambra Waste Management Authority (ASWAMA), while Mike Ozoemena will serve as ASWAMA’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer.

Simeon Onyemaechi is the new Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Anambra State’s Health Insurance Agency, while Tony Ujubuonu will replace the deceased Joe Anatune as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the state’s Signage and Advertising Agency.

Chido Obidieqwu is the new Managing Director of the Anambra Broadcasting Service, and Phil O. Phil-Eze is Managing Director for the state’s Erosion, Watershed and Climate Change Agency.

The latest appointments bring the total number of the governor’s appointed aides, so far, to 28.

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