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 Task of rebuilding Imo very daunting, enormous; Help us achieve objective – Incoming Gov. Ihedioha tells Transition Committee (see full list & pictures)

Pictures from of the Who-is-Who at the Inauguration ceremony

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SPEECH DELIVERED BY THE GOVERNOR-ELECT OF IMO STATE, RT. HON EMEKA IHEDIOHA, AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE TRANSITION COMMITTEE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 3RD APRIL, 2019

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Mr Chairman, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, let me first give the glory of today to our Lord Jesus Christ as I welcome you to the inauguration of this very important committee.

On 9th March this year, the people of Imo State voted overwhelmingly for us because they believe that we can give them good leadership. And with the elections over, the business of governance has to commence. Our people are eager, expectant and seem assured that we will be true to our words. I find this enthusiasm humbling and at the same time challenging.

Your Excellencies, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, in the course of the campaign, we promised good governance while stimulating development in all sectors and across all the zones of our dear state. Having recognised that we cannot deliver on that promise without leveraging on the experiences, and expertise of the broadest possible diversity of Imo people, we are here today to inaugurate the transition committee that will help us with a clear roadmap to achieve the goals we have set for ourselves.

In constituting this transition committee, we were very careful and deliberate. We have selected from among the brightest and the best of our people in different fields of human endeavour. I know every single person in this room if not personally at least by reputation and I feel delighted that you decided to answer our call. It is even more humbling to note that every individual we invited for this defining state assignment responded delightfully in the affirmative.

In the past few days, I have had extensive discussions with the chairman, Mr Ernest Ebi, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and a distinguished son of our dear state as well as his deputy, Dr Kema Chikwe who has been with us on this journey right from the beginning. I have also spoken directly with majority of the people here on our vision and the help we will need to rebuild our state.

Let me say here that we are not bereft of ideas as to what we want to achieve. We however, believe in team work and we will not shy away from harnessing the well acknowledged potentials of our people. We also know that with accomplished men and women like you, our job can only be easier to make Imo great again.

You come from different professional backgrounds with competences that will help us identify measurable policy frameworks and how to raise and manage the requisite resources after taking a critical look at what the out-going administration is handing over to us.

When we started this journey, we had a carefully articulated manifesto put together by respected professionals from this state. Our people keyed into this manifesto, and with their votes and the grace of God, we are here today. Your principal task therefore, is to bring life to the manifesto so that we can hit the ground running, with deliverables and timelines.

To make the job of this Transition Technical Committee more effective, it has been subdivided into sub-committees with clear terms of reference which shall be handed over to the chairmen of the respective sub-committees. This division into, and composition of, the sub-committees has already been published in the media.

The sub-committees will be given four weeks to complete their work and forward to the main committee, which will now have a further two weeks to consolidate their report – making a total of six weeks. Kindly note that all through the assignment, the main committee will generally oversight the activities of the sub-committees.

This assignment is a very critical one. While we are asking so much from you, we are mindful of the fact that you are busy professionals with extremely very tight schedules. But we also know that you will consider this assignment a worthwhile sacrifice to make on behalf of our state.

My dear brothers and sisters, you will agree with me that in recent times, our dear state, Imo has been in the news for negative reasons, depicting what we are not, but we are determined and motivated to change the narrative. Ordinarily, we boast of the best in all sectors in the land, and we have to make this count.

We will work very hard to sustain the trust of the people of Imo and, God helping us, we intend to bequeath a legacy of purposefulness, transparency in governance and observance of the rule of law in the practice of our democracy.

The task of rebuilding our state at this time of our history is very daunting and enormous. I have every confidence that you will all help us to achieve that objective. It is therefore with a sense of both honour and humility that I formally inaugurate this Committee.

Before I end my remarks, it is noteworthy that I will be shortly commissioning an Inauguration Planning Committee. This Committee will be principally charged with ensuring that the activities leading to the swearing-in ceremony on May 29th are peaceful, eventful, historic and memorable. I will therefore be calling on more of our sons and daughters to serve on this committee.

Once again, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, I thank you for accepting to partner with us as we seek to rebuild Imo State.

Members of the Transition Technical Committee:

Membership

  1. Dr. Ernest Ebi – Chairman
  2. Dr. Kema Chikwe – Vice Chairman
  3. Chinedu Okpaleke – Secretary

Sectoral Sub-Committee Membership

Projects Review Sub-Committee

  1. Dr. Chris Asoluka  –               Sub-Committee Chair
  2. Dr. Sam Amadi
  3. Mr. Tony Abili
  4. Dr. Ikechi Iwuagwu
  5. Engr. Ben Ekwueme
  6. Barr. Alozie Nwokoro
  7. Mr. Dan Onwu
  8. Bar P.G.U Madu – Secretary

Finance Review and Funding Initiative Sub-Committee

  1. Dr. Abraham Nwankwo –        Sub-Committee Chair
  2. Dr. Emeka Osuji
  3. Johnson Chukwu
  4. Okey Nwosu
  5. Prof. Uche Uwaleke
  6. Dr. Okey Nwuke
  7. Ano Anyanwu
  8. Dr. Casmir Anyanwu
  9. Mr. Paully Ajoko
  10. Ken Orji – Secretary

Integrated Infrastructure Sub-Committee

  1. Capt. Emma Iheanacho – Sub-Committee Chair
  2. Prof. Ike Azogu                         – Deputy Chair
  3. Mazi Nnamdi Udoh
  4. Engr. Johnny Chukwu
  5. Engr. Chibuike Achigbu
  6. Dr. Albert Okorogu
  7. Mr. Philip Chukwu
  8. Chidi Keneth Nwachukwu
  9. Engr. Emeka Ugoanyanwu
  10. Engr. Christian Akamnonu
  11. Engr. Uzoma Achinanya
  12. Dr. Iheanyi Ohiaeri
  13. Mr. Chika Okafor
  14. Mr. Tony Anyaegbu
  15. Engr. Emeka Ekwebelem
  16. Engr. John Otti
  17. Engr. Celestine Omeni
  18. Mr. George Nwangwu – Secretary

Human Capital Development Sub-Committee

  1. Prof Jude Njoku –     Sub-Committee Chair
  2. Prof. Viola Onwuliri –     Deputy Chair
  3. Prof. Ukachukwu Awuzie
  4. Prof. Obioma Iheduru
  5. Dr. Ikenna Nwachukwu
  6. Dr. Mrs. Uche Moneke
  7. Prof. I. C. Okonkwo
  8. Prof B.E.B Nwoke
  9. Prof Fr. Ethel Amaku
  10. Prof. P.U. Okorie
  11. Dr. Livinus Obilor
  12. Engr. Charles Okoro
  13. Prof. Florence Nduka
  14. Nneka Davis – Ihekweme
  15. Dr. Emeka Onyema
  16. Dr. Mrs. Cate Osuji
  17. Prof. I.N.S Dozie
  18. Sir Evans Uzorkwe
  19. Prof. Fr. Ogbonna – Secretary

Good Governance Sub-Committee

  1. Justice Paul Onumajuru (Rtd) –     Sub-Committee Chair
  2. Innocent Chukwuma
  3. Joe Abah
  4. Reginald Ihebuzor
  5. Mrs. Agatha Ndugbu
  6. Prof. Chidi Odinkalu
  7. Mr. Paschal Egwim
  8. Mr. Emeka Diwe
  9. Dr. Eddie Mbadiwe
  10. Dr. Mrs. Joy Njemanze
  11. Mr. Dan Nwanyanwu
  12. Hon. Stanford Onyirimba
  13. Sir Emma Ohakim
  14. Barr. Nnaemeka Maduagwu – Secretary

Agriculture, Commerce and Industries Sub-Committee

  1. Engr. Charles Ugwu –  Sub-Committee Chair
  2. Clem Owunna
  3. Sen. Bright Nwanne
  4. Dr. Chuma Ezedinma
  5. Frank Nneji
  6. Mr. Ben Obinali
  7. Dr. Frank Jacobs
  8. Mazi Chidi Okoro
  9. Capt. Henry Omeogu
  10. Obinna Onuoha
  11. Prof. Goddy Onuoha
  12. Dr. Nnaemeka Obiaraeri
  13. Dr. Chijioke Osuji – Secretary

Job & Wealth Creation Sub-Committee

  1. Prof. Ndi Okereke Onyiuke –       Sub-Committee Chair
  2. Dr. Clair Omatseye –       Deputy Chair
  3. Mr. Chineme Iheaku
  4. Prof. Ebere Onwudiwe
  5. Comrade Joe Ajearo
  6. Mr. John Ekezie Okeahialam
  7. Princess Gloria Akobundu
  8. Prof Bongo Adi
  9. Mr. Uche Odozor
  10. Mrs. Chidi Ngoka
  11. Dr. Mrs Bibiana Okoroafor
  12. Amb. Adaobi Obioha
  13. Mr. C.N.C Nwachukwu – Secretary

Tourism and Hospitality Sub-Committee

  1. Mr. Charles Anudu –       Sub-Committee Chair
  2. Prof. A B C Duruaku –      Deputy Chair
  3. Ken Ikpe
  4. Austin Chilakpu
  5. Barr. Demo Oduoma

Talents and Opportunities Sub-Committee

  1. Mr. Dan Ngerem –       Sub-Committee Chair
  2. Mr. Stanley Amuchie –        Deputy Chair
  3. Kanu Nwankwo
  4. Okey Onyegbule
  5. Rep of Vulnerable Group
  6. Mr.Linus Okorie
  7. Mr. Excel Ochiama
  8. Fan Ndubuoke – Secretary

Security Sub-Committee

  1. Sir. Mike Okiro –        Sub-Committee Chair
  2. Dr. Martin Ejidike
  3. AIG. Charles Ugomuo (rtd)
  4. Sir. Joe Nwachukwu
  5. Amb. Paul Njoku
  6. Chief Ben Opara
  7. Gen. Chijioke Egwuagu –         Secretary

Diaspora Initiatives Sub-Committee

  1. Prof. Chudi Uwazuruike – Sub- Committee Chair
  2. Martin Ezemma
  3. Dr. Agatha Anosike
  4. Chief Alozie Aguwa
  5. Bonny-Life Ndu
  6. Ugoeze Edith Ohanwe
  7. Chinedu Chukwuonye
  8. Dr. Rita Amakiri
  9. Chief Charles Eke
  10. Mr Bosco Nwokeji
  11. Anselm Okorie – Secretary

Owerri Town Planning Sub-Committee

  1. Chuka Odom –                 Sub-Committee Chair
  2. Hon. Levi Oguike –                 Deputy Chair
  3. Mr. Chinenye Nwabueze
  4. Sir Gabriel Odua
  5. Paul Onwuanibe
  6. Arc. Noel Obioma
  7. Arc. Festus Adibe Njoku
  8. Sir Chucks Okoronkwo
  9. Mr. Humphrey Anumudu
  10. Steve Onu – Secretary

The Committee was inaugurated at Rockview Hotel, Owerri

 

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