Dr. Alex Otti, today inaugurated the 2023 team of Transition Council members ahead of his inauguration as the Governor of Abia state on May 29, 2023.
The event held at Panyu Hotel, Aba, was graced by the team of Transition Council members which he had earlier released their names through a statement signed by his media aides.
Some notable names who made the list, includes:
Ms. Arunma Oteh, former Director General of Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); former Treasurer and Vice President of the World Bank and currently a Director at FSD Africa, and resident scholar at Oxford University’s Said Business School, is also on the Council; Professor Ndubuisi Ekekwe, a Nigerian-born inventor who helped Apple design a semiconductor for the iPhone; Mr Uche Orji, the immediate past CEO of Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA); Victor Okoronkwo, GMD of Aiteo Oil and Gas; Chief Frank Nneji, Founder of ABC Transport Company; and Ide John Udeagbala, an Aba-based business mogul and industrialist. Also on the list is Prof Okey Oramah, President, Afreximbank, Cairo.
Other notable personalities with proven track record of excellence ranging from Legal profession, Industry, Education, Health, Public Service, Business etc include, Chief Dr. David Ogba Onuoha, Chief Ume Kalu (SAN), Prof. Uche Eme Uche, Chief Ndukwe Osogho-Ajala, Dr. Uzoamaka Amah-Mbah, Dr. Okey Anueyiagu, Prof. Vincent Asor, Prince Chris Igwe, Dr. Cliff Agbaeze, Mrs. Lynda Saint Nwafor, Prof. Herbert Mbagwu, Mr. Johnson Chukwu, Prof. Udechukwu Ogbonna, Sen. Darlington Nwokocha, Mr. Bank Anthony Okoroafor, Prof. George Chima, Dr. Eloka Umeh, Engr Kalu Nto, Mr. Enyinnaya Onokala, Dr. Nnaemeka Obiaraeri, Mr. Lloyd Onaghinon, Prof. Azubuike Onyebuchi, Dr. Chris Ukah, Dr. Leo Ogba, Nnenna Nwakanma, Mrs. Victoria Osondu-Adefala, Mr. Ken Ahia (SAN), Dr. Monday Onyekachi Ubani, Prof. Joshua Uzoma Ogbonna, Dr. Paschal Kanu, Mr. Austin Uformba, Mazi Ugochukwu Okoroafor, Hon. Eziuche Ubani, Engr. Bob Ibeneme, DIG Azubuko Udah, Chief Okey Agbara, Prof. Kenneth Kalu, Mr. Echezona Etiaba (SAN) and a host of other eminently qualified Nigerians.
Unveiling the list through his Council’s Secretariat on Tuesday 11th April, 2023, Otti explained that the Transition Council will help to articulate a policy document that would forge a direction and developmental agenda for Abia, in line with his vision for the state.
Meanwhile, speaking at the inauguration of the Transition Council on Friday, in Aba, the Governor-elect said his choice of Aba as venue is borne out of the fact that Aba is the heartbeat of the State.
“It is my pleasure to inaugurate the 2023 Abia Transition Council, at Panyu Hotel, Aba”, Otti said.
“The choice of Aba is strategic because it is the heartbeat of Abia, notwithstanding that it has been abandoned for years.
“I wish to thank the very distinguished technocrats, professionals and other eminent Nigerians who have accepted to serve in this council.
“We have great resources coming out of Abia, and I feel now is the time to put them to good use.
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