By : James Eze
The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has reshuffled his cabinet.
Announcing the reshuffle at the State Executive Council Meeting on Monday, Governor Obiano explained that the adjustment was intended to add verve to his administration.
Accordingly, Arc Mike Okonkwo, the former Commissioner for Environment has become the Commissioner for Housing while the former Commissioner for Housing, Emeka Ezenwanne has become the Commissioner for Public Utilities.
Hon Obi Nwankwo who formerly headed the Ministry of Public Utilities has now become the Commissioner for Environment while the former Commissioner for Lands, Hon Nnamdi Onukwuba has become the Commissioner for Agriculture.
The former Commissioner for Agriculture, Hon Afam Mbanefo has become the Commissioner for Youth Entrepreneurship and Creative Economy while Hon Bonaventure Enemali who was heading the Ministry for Youth Entrepreneurship and Creative Economy has now become the Commissioner for Lands.
The re-assigned commissioners were given two weeks to handover their respective ministries to their colleagues.
Throwing more light on the reshufflement, Governor Obiano assured his cabinet that his decision was not informed by poor performance from the re-designated commissioners but purely by a desire to inject vigour into his administration as it focuses more on leaving an enduring legacy.
“I have absolute confidence in all of you here,” Governor Obiano declared to his commissioners and further emphasized that he wanted every member of his team to put in their best efforts in the service of the state.
“This is a legacy period and not a time to rest on our oars. No commissioner is bigger than the other. All my commissioners are equal. Every commissioner has a responsibility to give their best in the service of the people,” Governor Obiano further explained.
Governor Obiano also announced that the Executive Secretary of Anambra State Healthcare Insurance Scheme, Dr Simeon Onyemaechi has joined the state Executive Council.
According to him, Dr Onyemaechi handles a very important initiative and needed to be drawn closer to understand the inner workings of the administration.
Speaking further on what his administration was doing to leave a lasting legacy, Governor Obiano explained that he had set up special Committee headed by the Deputy Governor, Dr Nkem Okeke to identify specific projects across the state that the administration must build to leave an enduring legacy.