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Imo Assembly Confirms 4 New Commissioners

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The Imo House of Assembly has confirmed the four commissioner-nominees whose names were sent to it by Governor Hope Uzodimma.

The Governor had, on March 16, sent the names of the nominees to the assembly for confirmation.

The commissioner nominees include Doris Uzoka-Anike, Bartholomew Okorochukwu, Prof. Boniface Nwogu, and Uche Ohia.

Following the development, the Assembly on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, confirmed the nominees, after the consideration of the report of the ad-hoc screening committee.

The ad-hoc committee, chaired by Johnson Duru (APC-Ideato South), in its report, said the nominees were qualified and should be confirmed.

NAN reports that the lawmakers also expressed satisfaction with the qualifications of the commissioner-designates.

Speaking, Eddy Obinna (APC-Aboh Mbaise) described the nominees as “thorough professionals who would help move the state forward”.

Similarly, Kennedy Ibeh (APC-Obowo) said the nominees are seasoned technocrats, with good grasps of their areas of expertise.

Paul Emeziem, the Speaker,  (APC-Onuimo), also ruled in favour of the confirmation, as recommended by the screening committee.

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