The Governorelect of Abia State, Alex Otti, has announced the constitution of transition council members ahead of his 29 May swearingin ceremony as the next elected governor of the state.
The Independent National Electoral Commission had, on 22 March, declared Mr Otti of the Labour Party as the winner of the 18 March governorship election in Abia State.
The governorelect announced the constitution of the transition council members on Tuesday in a post via his verified Twitter handle.
Preparatory to our formal assumption of office on May 29, 2023, I named members of the Transition Council that will articulate policy agenda for a new Abia, Mr Otti posted on the microblogging website.
The council, to be chaired by Victor Onyenkpa and cochaired by Ifueko Omogui Okauru, will be inaugurated on Friday, April 14, 2023, in Aba, he added.
Mr Onyenkpa is the chief operating officer of KPMG, a multinational consulting firm providing audit, tax and advisory services while Mrs Okauru is a former chairperson of the Federal Inland Revenue Service.
The governorelect, in a separate statement, issued by the Councils Secretariat later on Tuesday, identified other members of the council to include Arunma Oteh, a former directorgeneral of Nigerias Securities and Exchange Commission and former treasurer and vicepresident of the World Bank.
Mrs Oteh also currently serves as a director at FSD Africa, an international development agency focused primarily on financial markets in subSaharan Africa.
Others are Ndubuisi Ekekwe, a Nigerianborn inventor and professor who helped Apple design a semiconductor for the iPhone, Uche Orji, the immediate past chief executive office of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority and Victor Okoronkwo, the group managing director of Aiteo Oil and Gas.
Frank Nneji, Founder of ABC Transport Company and Ide John Udeagbala, an Abiabased entrepreneur, are also members of the council, according to the statement.
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