Governor Ugwuanyi appoints Zik’s Son Special Adviser reports that the Enugu state governor, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi this afternoon appointed, Mr Uwakwe Ukuta Azikiwe, the son of the former Premier of the Eastern Region and Nigeria’s first President, late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, as his Special Adviser on Special Duties.

A press statement issued by the governor's special adviser on Media, Mr Louis Amoke, said the appointment was in recognition of the contributions of the late Nnamdi Azikiwe to the development of the Igbo nation and the country at large.

Amoke recalled that at the occasion of past leaders of the Eastern Region, East Central States, old Anambra State, old Enugu State and the present Enugu State to the American Ambassador to Nigeria, American Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, when he visited government house, Governor Ugwuanyi disclosed that he had recently appointed Zik’s son into his cabinet as a Special Adviser.

Amoke said Governor Ugwuanyi  also noted that the appointment of Zik’s son was based on merit and on  the conviction that his wealth of experience and contributions would add value to the efforts of his administration to impact positively on the lives of the people of the state. 

He revealed that Uwakwe Azikiwe  is an American-trained lawyer, who was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2005.  He attended Lincoln University, and University of Baltimore School of Law, both in the United States of America, and until his recent appointment, was a pioneer staff of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

The new Adviser thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi “for the honour and privilege to serve my state of birth” and pledged to work towards the actualization of the vision of the governor to take Enugu state to the next level.

Photo: Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State (left), congratulating Uwakwe Ukuta Azikiwe, the son of former premier of the eastern region and Nigeria's first president, Late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, after the latter was sworn-in as the Special Adviser on Special Duties to the governor at the Government House, Enugu.
Governor Ugwuanyi appoints Zik’s Son Special Adviser Governor Ugwuanyi appoints Zik’s Son Special Adviser Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Monday, January 16, 2017 Rating: 5

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