Enugu Assembly approves 12 special advisers for Ugwuanyi



The Enugu State House of Assembly, (ENSHA,) has approved the list of Special Advisers-nominees submitted to her by Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

Also , the newly inaugurated 27 –member Imo State House of Assembly has elected principal officers who would pilot the affairs of the assembly for the next four years.

The 24-member Enugu Assembly which sat yesterday approved the 12 special advisers designate, stressing it would help the new administration consolidate.

Leader of the House, Ikechukwu Ezeugwu (Udenu Constituency) who presented the governor’s request said that it was important that the list be approved to enable the new administration take off immediately.

Ezeugwu pointed out that the advisers would help the governor deliver democracy dividends to the people.

It would be recalled that the governor recently appointed the Secretary to the State Government, SSG; Chief Press Secretary, CPS; Senior Special Adviser, SSA on Media among other.

The 12nominees were not however made public during the approval session.

In another development, the House has constituted a selection committee that would enable it form the House Standing Committee for the 6th Assembly.

Speaker of the House, Edward Ubosi will chair the selection committee. All the principal officers of the House as well as the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Dons Uzogbado are members of the committee.

Other members of the selection committee include Iloabuchi Aniagu, Sunday Udeokoye, Christian Nwamba and Nnamani Ezenta.
Speaking in Owerri on Tuesday, the Speaker, Chief Acho Ihim (All Progressives Congress, APC, Okigwe), said those elected include Lugard Osuji, (APC, Owerri Municipal), Majority Leader; Chinedu Offor (APC, Onuimo), Obinna Egu (the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ngor Opkala ),Minority Leader; Emma Orie (PDP), Deputy Minority Leader; Okechukwu Amuka, Chief Whip; Joy Mbawike, Minority Whip; Uche Ogwuike, Deputy Chief Whip and Bruno Ukaho, Deputy Minority Whip.
The Speaker and his deputy, Ugonna Ozuruigbo (APC Nwangele), had been elected unopposed last week.

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