Imo Governor Ihedioha Appoints SSG, Three Others



The Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has appointed Uche Onyeagucha as Secretary to the State Government (SSG).

He also approved the appointment of Chris Okewulonu as his Chief of Staff, as well as Chima Nwana and Chinemerem Madu as Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief of Protocol respectively.

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Chibuike Onyeukwu, announced the appointments in a statement on Saturday.

According to the statement, Onyeagucha, a lawyer, studied at the University of Calabar as well as Rivers State University of Science and Technology where he graduated with degrees in History and Law respectively.

He represented Owerri Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives between 2003 and 2007 and has held the position of Special Adviser on Policy and Strategic Matters to the Imo State Governor.

The statement noted that Okewulonu who is also a legal practitioner by training has held key positions of trust in government.

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He is a former member of Imo House of Assembly, a former commissioner in the state, and a former Secretary to the Imo State Government.

Ihediohas Chief of Staff was later appointed the Federal Commissioner, representing the South East in Fiscal Responsibility Commission Abuja.

He was the Director-General of Ihedioha Campaign Organisation (2013 2015) and hails from Obowo Local Government Area of the state.

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On his part, Nwana is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC), Maritime Law Consultant, Chartered Mediator, and governance expert.

“He has diverse public service experience, previously serving variously as Special Assistant to the Federal Ministers of Commerce and Industry as well as Employment, Labour and Productivity.

“He has also been a member of key Federal Government committees, including Presidential Committee on Maritime Security and Ministerial Committee on National Transport Commission,” the statement said.

Chinemerem, the governors Chief of Protocol, holds a B.Sc. and MBA degrees from the University of Lagos and became Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ezinihitte LGA in 2009.

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Governor Ihedioha was optimistic that the appointees would bring their vast experience to bear in their respective positions.

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