The Anambra State House of Assembly on Tuesday approved a list of 19 new commissioners and 10 special advisers sent to them by the state governor, Willie Obiano.
According to the list, Architect Callistus Ilozumba and Barrister (Mrs.) Lilian Azuka Enemuo were both retained in their respective ministries of works and local government.
Special Advisers, Barr. Alex Ejesieme (Legal Council/ Litigation), Barr. Mrs. Anthonia Tabansi-Okoye (Special Duties) and Mrs. Vivian Nwandu (Millennium Development Goals, MDGs), who also served with the immediate past administration of Governor Peter Obi, were also retained in their offices.
The newly appointed commissioners are: Anali Chude (Attorney General/ Commissioner for Justice), Mr. Lawrence Chinwuba (Housing), Greg Obi (Finance), Professor Solomon Chukwu (Economic Planning/ Budget), Ifeatu Onyejeme (Trade and Commerce), Dr. Vicky Chukwuelu (Women Affairs), Dr. Chinedu Emeka (Public Utilities/ Water Resources), Anthony Umerah Onyima (Information), Chukwuma Mbonu (Transport), Evarestus Ubah (Environment), Stella Onuorah (Lands, Survey and Urban Development), Professor Kate Omenugha (Education), Mr. Tony Nnachetam (Youths and Sports), Nobert Obi (Special Duties), Dr. Josphat Akabuike (Health), Mr. Nnamdi Mekoh (Agriculture) and Obi Nwankwo (Science and Technology) .
The newly appointed special advisers are: Chief Joe-Martins Uzodike (Special Adviser on Political Matters), Barr. I.O. Udemba (Chieftaincy and Town Union Matters), Arch Amaechi Okwume (Urban Development and Town Planning), Mrs. Amaka Ilobi (Public Utilities), Mrs. Ngozi Okonkwo (Internally Generated Revenue, IGR), Chief Chikodi Anara (Security) and Dr. Onyeka Chikwuibezim (Youth Empowerment).
Obiano retained Oseloka Obaze as Secretary to the State Government (SSG) while bringing in James Eze and Emeka Ozumba as Senior Special Adviser on Media, and Special Adviser on Media respectively.