Anambra Governor reshuffles cabinet

Tochukwu Ifejika Awka


The Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano has reshuffled his cabinet.

Governor Obiano announced this at the Etate Executive Council Meeting on Monday.

He explained that the adjustment was intended to add verve to his administration.

The Governor said the former Commissioner for Environment, Mike Okonkwo, has become the Commissioner for Housing while the former Commissioner for Housing, Emeka Ezenwanne now becomes the Commissioner for Public Utilities.

Obi Nwankwo who formerly headed the Ministry of Public Utilities is now the Commissioner for Environment while the former Commissioner for Lands, Nnamdi Onukwuba  becomes the Commissioner for Agriculture.

The former Commissioner for Agriculture,  Afam Mbanefo has been moved to the ministry for Youth Entrepreneurship and Creative Economy while Hon Bonaventure Enemali of the Ministry for Youth Entrepreneurship and Creative Economy has now become the Commissioner for Lands.

The re-assigned commissioners were given two weeks to handover their respective ministries to their colleagues.

Governor Obiano assured his cabinet that his decision was not informed by poor performance from the re-designated commissioners but purely by a desire to inject vigour into his administration as it focuses more on leaving an enduring legacy.

“I have absolute confidence in all of you here, every member of this team is to put in their best efforts in the service of the State.

“This is a legacy period and not a time to rest on our oars. No commissioner is bigger than the other. All my commissioners are equal. Every commissioner has a responsibility to give their best in the service of the people,” Governor Obiano further explained.*

Governor Obiano also announced that the Executive Secretary of Anambra State Healthcare Insurance Scheme, Dr Simeon Onyemaechi has joined the State Executive Council.

“Dr Onyemaechi handles a very important initiative and needed to be drawn closer to understand the inner workings of the administration,” he stated.*

Furthermore, Governor Obiano explained that he had set up special Committee headed by the Deputy Governor, Dr Nkem Okeke to identify specific projects across the State that the administration must build to leave an enduring legacy.


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