Alex Otti appoints technocrats, private sector leaders into Abia Transition Council
The Abia State Governor-elect, Dr. Alex Otti has announced a list of professionals and technocrats in business, economics, entrepreneurship and politics as members of the Transition Council, preparatory to his formal assumption of office on May 29.
Otti, in a statement issued by the Council’s Secretariat, said the Transition Council will help to articulate a policy document that would forge a direction and developmental agenda for Abia, in line with his vision for the state.
The Council will be chaired by Victor Onyenkpa, Partner and COO, KPMG, and co-chaired by Ifueko Omogui Okauru, former Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).
Arunma Oteh, former Director General of Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); former Treasurer and Vice President of the World Bank and currently a Director at FSD Africa, an international development agency focusing primarily on financial markets in sub-Saharan Africa, is also on the Council.
Other notable members are Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe, a Nigerian-born inventor who helped Apple design a semiconductor for the iPhone; Mr Uche Orji, the immediate past CEO of Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA); Victor Okoronkwo, GMD of Aiteo Oil and Gas; Mr. Frank Nneji, founder of ABC Transport Company; and Ide John Udeagbala, an Aba-based business mogul.
The Council will be inaugurated on Friday, April 14, 2023 by the Governor-elect in Aba.