Enugu Governor-elect, Mbah Inaugurates Transition Team with Ike Chioke, Joe Abah, Joy Ezeilo, Tobenna Erojikwe, Ikeazor Akariwe, Others As Members

Ahead of the May 29, 2023, handover, the Enugu State Governor-elect, Dr Peter Mbah, has inaugurated the State Transition Committee with Ike Chioke, Prof. Ngozi Ezeilo, OON, SAN, Mr Tobenna Erojikwe, Ikeazor Akariwe, SAN and others as members of his Transition Committee.

According to the Dan Nwomeh, head of the Peter Mba Media Office, the Transition Committee will streamline the state development plan in line with Mbah’s “Social Charter” with Ndi Enugu. The Transition Committee, which is made up of renowned technocrats from within and outside Nigeria, is chaired by Ike Chioke, an engineer, renowned investment banker, and Group Managing Director of Afrinvest (West Africa) Ltd. He is also the President of the Association of Issuing Houses of Nigeria, Chief Executive Officer of Triple-A Infrastructure Nigeria Ltd., and Chairman of Royal Exchange General Insurance Company. Mr Chioke has over 30 years of experience in the banking industry, project and structured finance, debt and equity capital markets, media, telecommunications, financial services, and industrial reform.

Other prominent members of the committee include renowned Prof. Ngozi Ezeilo, OON, SAN, a distinguished professor of law and former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons; Country Director of DAI Nigeria, an international development company; and former Director-General of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms in Nigeria, Dr Joe Abah; foremost lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Ikeazor Akaraiwe, SAN; and Lagos-based commercial lawyer and partner at the full-service law firm The Law Crest LLP; and Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association’s Institute of Continuing Legal Education (NBA-ICLE), Mr Tobenna Erojikwe.

Other members of the Committee include the Managing Director of the United Kingdom Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (UK-NIAF), Prof. Chidi Onyia; a former Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo; a former Chief Executive Officer of Pricewaterhouse Coopers Nigeria and West Africa and current Chairman of Execution Edge, Ken Igbokwe; a former Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ogbonna Onovo; and a former Executive Director at First Bank and Founder, Krystle Group, Mrs Christy Okoye.

Other Transition Committee members include the Director, Industrial and Trade Development at the African Development Bank (AFDB), Dr Abdu Mukhtar; the Director, of Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institutions, Dr Aloysius Ardu; a renowned transporter and university proprietor, Chief Dr. Sam Onyishi; the President of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria, Mr Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu; and a former Commissioner at the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission and Co-Founder, Excredite, Mr Eyo Ekpo; former CEO at Neconde Gas, Engr. Frank Edozie; the Group CEO, of Pan-African Capital Holdings Ltd., Chris Oshiafi; and foreign direct investment promoter, Mr. Andrew Thorburn.

Also in the Committee are the Vice Chancellor of Godfrey Okoye University, Prof. Christian Anieke; Mrs Ijeoma Emezie-Ezigbo (KPMG); Kingsley Eze (Tenece); Prof. Obiamaka Egbo (USAID); Chief Chinedu Anih (Coal City University); Mr Chuka Mordi (Ellah Lakes); Dr Nnenna Mba-Oduwusi (InSiGHT Health); Dr Dorothy Jeff-Nnamani (Nova Health); Mrs Modupe Adefeso-Olateju (The Education Partnership Centre); Mrs. Nneka Okekearu (Pan African University); Mr Joseph Aneke (Transnetwork); and Mr Obi Ozor (Kobo 360).

Others members include, Monsignor Prof. Obiora Ike, Prof. Chris Ohuruogu, Lady Ada Chukwudozie, Dr. Simon Gusah, Mr. Aronu Ugochukwu, Mr. Gerald Asogwa, Mr. George Agu, Dr. O. J. Mbonu, Mr. Chinedu Ani, Mr. Chris Roberts Ngwu, Mr. Chinedu Eze, Barr. Osinachi Nnajieze, Dr. Kingsley Udeh, Mr. Dubem Njeze, and Engr. Barr. Steve Avah, Mr. Obi Asika, Mr. Oliver Nnona, Dr. Andreas Gebauer, Mr. Chibuzo Okafor, Mr. Victor Edeh, Mr. Obinna Ike, Dr. Damian Ozoani, Ms. Vivian Ngozi Ani, Mr. Arinze Chilo-Offiah, Mr. Mike Ogbuekwe, Mr. Osita Onuma, Mr. Emeka Onyebuchi, Mrs. Rita Mbah, Mr. Nkenna Emehelu, and Mr. Emeka Ani.

The Director General of the State PDP Campaign Council/Peter Mbah Campaign Organisation, Chief Ikeje Asogwa; Deputy Director General (Enugu North Zone) and former Secretary to the State Government, Dr Dan Shere; Deputy Director General (Enugu West Zone) and former ranking member of the House of Representatives for Ezeagu/Udi Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Chief Ogbuefi Ozomgbachi; Deputy Director General (Enugu East Zone) and former State Commissioner for Finance, Hon. Deacon Okechukwu Ogbodo, are also members of the committee.

Nextier, a multi-competency advisory firm led by Patrick Okigbo III, provides technical support and policy advice to the Transition Committee.

The work of the Committee which commenced today will end on May 29, 2023.