Anambra Govt Hails Buhari For Okadigbo’s Appointment ..Lauds Onyeka Onwenu At 70,


By John Ugo, Awka

The Anambra State Government on Thursday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the appointment of Senator Marjorie Chuba-Okadigbo as the chairman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Limited.

Governor Willie Obiano said in a statement by his Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba, that President Buhari “deserves kudos for choosing Senator Chuba-Okadigbo as the person to set the agenda for the transformation of Nigeria’s most critical enterprise to a purely commercially driven organization.

He said, “Mrs Chuba-Okadigbo, who has been standing at the Nigerian Bar for decades, is prepared by education and experience for her new role. She is a solid professional, urbane, well-travelled and represented Anambra North effectively in the Senate”.

Adinuba also explained that “Senator Chuba-Okadigbo’s appointment is the icing on the cake of Anambra’s new status as an oil-producing state.

He stressed that the status was made possible by President buhari’s approval last September of a recommendation from the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission which recognized 11 oil wells in the state while suggesting that proceeds from three others be shared equally with neighbouring Kogi State until the delineation of their boundary.

The State Government further asked President Buhari to appoint more Anambra indigenes to more positions because “they have a well-established record of delivering far beyond expectations”.

The Governor also commended Ms Onyeka Onwenu for “faithfully exhibiting the prominent Anambra blood in her in all her endeavours and thus enabled her to achieve tremendous success in music, broadcasting, journalism, acting, business management and public service.”

“Though her father hailed from Arondizuogu, a town in Imo State which shares boundary with Anambra State, her mother came from Obosi in Anambra State. Her father, a prosperous lawyer based in Port Harcourt in today’s Rivers State, died early.”

“Consequently, the burden of raising the young Onyeka and her siblings fell on her mother who ensured they received the best education in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and United States and became successful in different fields, including diplomatic service and regional banking’.


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