Mon. Sep 27th, 2021


Week in Retrospect

Last week, ten new Permanent Secretaries were sworn-in into the State Civil Service at Michael Okpara Auditorium.

Speaking during the ceremony, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu charged them to align themselves with the policies and programmes of his administration.

The Oath of Office and allegiance were administered on the new Permanent Secretaries by the Solicitor General of the State and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Mrs. Uzoamaka Ikonne.

Within the week under review, the Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, received the Governor of Kogi State, Governor Yahaya Bello at Government House, Umuahia.

Speaking, Governor Ikpeazu said Ndi Igbo have shown great faith in the unity of Nigeria.

Government last week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) for the reactivation of the Ogwe Golden Chicken Project in Ukwa West Local Government Area.

Speaking during the ceremony at Government House, Umuahia, Governor Ikpeazu described the project as not only strategic to Ukwa West people but the State in general.

Also last week, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu received ta delegation from the NYSC including the Director, NYSC, South-East Area Office, Mrs. Ngozi Nwatarali and the new Abia State Coordinator of the Corp, Mr. Jingi Dennis.
Speaking, Governor Ikpeazu made a case for NYSC members to be active participants in the economy of their host communities.

Within the week under review, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu received a delegation of the Methodist Archbishop of the South East and Archbishop of Port-Harcourt, the Most Rev. Sunday Agwu at Government House, Umuahia.

Speaking, Governor Ikpeazu said that despite the prevailing security issues across the Country, the State still maintains the lead as the most secured and peaceful.

Same last week, Governor Ikpeazu received a delegation of the Abia State University Debating and Literary Society at the EXCO Chambers, Government House, Umuahia.

Speaking, Governor Ikpeazu represented by his Deputy, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, congratulated Abia State University Debating and Literary Society for winning National and International laurels for Schools and projecting the image of the State positively.

The Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikepazu also last week met Traditional Rulers, Local Government Chairman, Palm Cutters Union, Palm Wine Tappers, Hunters Association, Leaders of Isiopara, Leaders of Transport Unions, Farmers cooperatives from Abia South Senatorial District at Aba North Local Government Area Council Headquarters.

Addressing them, Governor Ikpeazu represented by his Chie of Staff, Professor A.C.B. Agbazuere, commended the people of Abia South Senatorial District for their sustained show of love, solidarity and support to the present administration.

The Deputy Governor, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu also last week received a delegation of Edda Peoples’ Assembly and Edda Traditional Rulers Council, Ebonyi State who paid him a courtesy visit.

Welcoming his guests, Sir Oko Chukwu reminded Boundary Communities in the Country that State creation is for administrative convenience and not a divisive exercise.

Same last week, the Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu featured on a radio programme in Umuahia.

Speaking while featuring on the programme, Chief Okiyi Kalu said government will complete the New Government House before the end of the present administration in 2023.

Twenty-four persons were last week sworn-in as Justices of Peace in the State.

Addressing the appointees at the High Court, Umuahia, the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Onuoha Ogwe, congratulated them for distinguishing themselves through their services to God and society.

The 2021 Widows’ Day was marked in the State last week.

In a release, the Wife of the Governor, Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu solicited increased global action to address the increasing number of women who are widows as a result of communal clashes, religious intolerance, terrorism and natural causes.

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