From Chidi Nnadi, Enugu and Petrus Obi, Enugu
Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has announced a minor cabinet reshuffle, where three commissioners were relieved of their duties.
The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Uwakwe Abugu, win a statement, gave the names of the affected commissioners as Dr. Godwin Udeuhele (Information), Charles Ndukwe (Youth and Sports) and Smart Ogbe (Inter-Governmental Affairs).
According to Abugu, the governor also appointed and sworn-in two new commissioners.
“The new commissioners sworn-in during the meeting of the State Executive Council include Mr. Ogbuagu Anikwe who now takes charge of Information and Joseph Udedi who was deployed to the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
“The changes came as a first step in the move by Governor Ugwuanyi to reshape his cabinet to further enhance effective delivery of good governance to the people of Enugu State,” Abugu said.
He also described Anikwe as a veteran journalist and public communications strategist.
He joined the State Executive Council from BusinessDay Newspaper where he served as the chairman of the Editorial Board.
“Anikwe who had over past decades cut his teeth in journalism profession was news editor at The Guardian, later editor of Daily Times of Nigeria and fomer managing director of The Post Express Newspaper.
“Having honed his skills in public communications over the years, the new commissioner had also worked as World Bank consultant for the Federal Inland Revenue and a number of state governments.
“He was also the spokesman for the Federal Government’s Committee on Power Sector Reforms, working with the Presidential Taskforce on Power and the Federal Ministry of Power,” he said.
Abugu said government believed Anikwe would bring to bear his huge wealth of experience on his new assignment as its spokesman in the state.
Daily Sun also gathered that Ugwuanyi appointed three new senior special assistants, including human rights lawyer, Mr. Vincent Egechukwu Obetta.