Gov. Willie Obiano: Anambra and S/E need more appointments into key positions
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state has expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari, for appointing Hon. Chudi Offodile, as executive director, finance, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
In a statement by the state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba, governor Obiano said the appointment was in line with the president’s promise during his 2019 electioneering campaign to appoint persons from Anambra state, and South-East into strategic positions.
The governor said the people of the zone still expected more key appointments from the president, adding that “all the people the president has appointed from our state and the Southeast geopolitical zone always display outstanding competence, integrity and loyalty.”
While congratulating Offodile on his new appointment, the governor described him as eminently deserving of his new position.
Offodile, a lawyer, political analyst and author, represented the Awka Federal Constituency in the National Assembly from 1999 to 2005, and was at the same time, chairman of both sub Committee on gas and Special Committee on Joint Venture Oil Operations, and later headed the Committee on Public Petitions.
The statement read: “Though he left the legislature15 years ago, his colleagues and officials of the National Assembly continue to speak nostalgically about him on account of the brilliance, commitment and vibrancy he displayed.
“Having discharged his duties with aplomb, he set a standard by which a lot of his colleagues are still judged in matters of transparency, probity and commitment to the common good as well as legislative delivery.”
According to the statement, “Offodile was one of the first major investors in the state following the restoration of democratic rule in Nigeria in 1999, and he encouraged many people from Anambra state to follow his bold example of ‘Think Home’.
“His impressive record made Governor Willie Obiano, to appoint him last December as member of the Anambra State Vision 2070 Committee; a group set up to draw a strategic plan to make the state attain the status of a fully developed entity in the next 50 years.”
The committee is headed by former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Chukwuma Soludo.