Ihedioha unveils 139 members Transition Committee


The Imo State Governor-elect Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha has appointed 139 members Transition Committee to chart the road map for the incoming administration.

The list of appointees was contained in a statement issued Monday, signed off by the Media Aide to the Governor-elect, Chibuike Onyeukwu.

The statement further indicated that the Committee will be inaugurated on the 3rd April, 2019 at the Rockview Hotel, Owerri by 12pm.

The 139 members populate 12 Sectorial Sub-Committee named as follows; Projects Review Sub-Committee, Finance Review and Funding Initiative Sub- Committee, Integrated Infrastructure Sub-Committee, Human Capital Development Sub-Committee, Good Governance Sub-Committee, Agriculture, Commerce and Industries, Sub-Committee.


Others are the Job and Wealth Creation Sub-Committee, Tourism and Hospitality Sub-Committee, Talents and Opportunities Sub-Committee, Security Sub-Committee, Diaspora Initiatives Sub-Committee.
The Transition Committee, it must be observed cut across professional groups to include labour leaders, academics, financial gurus, security experts, transporters, sports administrators, entrepreneurs, etc. The members are prominent Imo citizens who have accomplished themselves in one field of endeavour or another.
The overall chairman of the transition group is Ernest Ebi, Dr. Kema Chikwe is Vice Chairman while Chinedu Okpaleke acts as the Secretary

Ernest Ebi, Kema Chikwe, Kanu Nwankwo, Chris Asoluka, Sam Amadi, Casmir Anyanwu, Emma Ihenacho, Jude Njoku, Viola Onwuliri, Paul Onumajuru, Stanford Onyirimba, Emma Ohakim, Charles Ugwu, NdiOkerekeOnyiuke, Austin Chilakpu, Fan Ndubuoke, Frank Nneji, Humphrey Anumudu, Stanley Amuchie, Linus Okorie, Mike Okiro, Gloria Akobundu

APC. APGA, ZLP, YPP, SDP, members make list


Ebi is an accomplished technocrat and professional who once served as the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, a one-time Chairman of UNIC Insurance Company ltd, was also Deputy Managing Director and Chief Operating officer of Diamond Bank ltd.

He also served in various departments of International Merchant Bank (IMB) between 1981 and 1993 and is presently a Non-Executive Director in Dangote Cement Company since 2014.

Kema Chikwe was a one-time Minister of Aviation under the Obasanjo regime and former national women leader and a dye in the wool member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

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Significant in the appointment is the choice of over six gubernatorial candidates who ran for the election with Ihedioha. Thus he is seen to have kept faith with his promise at the weekend to accommodate them in his government when they visited him.

Dr. Casmir Anyanwu (SDP), Linus Okorie, (YPP), Humphrey Anumudu (ZLP) among other governorship aspirants made the list

The appointment of the transition committee has been widely acclaimed in some quarters as the best assemblage of a crack team to rebuild Imo State as the team is seen to possess strong capacity individually.
However, in some circles, it is viewed as the return of the old PDP war horses as those who expressed the view wanted to see a clearly new set of team.

A journalist and an Editor who sought anonymity observed with dismay that the transition committee did not accommodate any media personnel and wondered the reason behind it when he considered that the governor-elect has had a stint in the media world.

According to him, this signifies a false start which he thinks the governor-elect should redress promptly before he draws the antagonism of the Imo Press which may feel left out of the scheme of things.


His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha CON, Governor- Elect, Imo State , has constituted a Transition Technical Committee. The Committee Members are as follows

1. Dr. Ernest Ebi Chairman
2. Dr. Kema Chikwe Vice Chairman
3. Chinedu Okpaleke Secretary

Sectoral Sub-Committee Membership

Projects Review Sub-Committee
1. Dr. Chris Asoluka – Sub-Committee Chair
2. Dr. Sam Amadi
3. Mr. Tony Abili
4. Dr. Ikechi Iwuagwu
5. Engr. Ben Ekwueme
6. Barr. Alozie Nwokoro
7. Mr. Dan Onwu
8. Bar P.G.U Madu – Secretary

Finance Review and Funding Initiative Sub-Committee
1. Dr. Abraham Nwankwo – Sub-Committee Chair
2. Dr. Emeka Osuji
3. Johnson Chukwu
4. Okey Nwosu
5. Prof. Uche Uwaleke
6. Dr. Okey Nwuke
7. Ano Anyanwu
8. Dr. Casmir Anyanwu
9. Mr. Paully Ajoko
10. Ken Orji – Secretary

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Integrated Infrastructure Sub-Committee
1. Capt. Emma Iheanacho – Sub-Committee Chair
2. Prof. Ike Azogu – Deputy Chair
3. Mazi Nnamdi Udoh
4. Engr. Johnny Chukwu
5. Engr. Chibuike Achigbu
6. Dr. Albert Okorogu
7. Mr. Philip Chukwu
8. Chidi Keneth Nwachukwu
9. Engr. Emeka Ugoanyanwu
10. Engr. Christian Akamnonu
11. Engr. Uzoma Achinanya
12. Dr. Iheanyi Ohiaeri
13. Mr. Chika Okafor
14. Mr. Tony Anyaegbu
15. Engr. Emeka Ekwebelem
16. Engr. John Otti
17. Engr. Celestine Omeni
18. Mr. George Nwangwu – Secretary

Human Capital Development Sub-Committee
1. Prof Jude Njoku – Sub-Committee Chair
2. Prof. Viola Onwuliri – Deputy Chair
3. Prof. Ukachukwu Awuzie
4. Prof. Obioma Iheduru
5. Dr. Ikenna Nwachukwu
6. Dr. Mrs. Uche Moneke
7. Prof. I. C. Okonkwo
8. Prof B.E.B Nwoke
9. Prof Fr. Ethel Amaku
10. Prof. P.U. Okorie
11. Dr. Livinus Obilor
12. Engr. Charles Okoro
13. Prof. Florence Nduka
14. Nneka Davis – Ihekweme
15. Dr. Emeka Onyema
16. Dr. Mrs. Cate Osuji
17. Prof. I.N.S Dozie
18. Sir Evans Uzorkwe
19. Prof. Fr. Ogbonna – Secretary

Good Governance Sub-Committee
1. Justice Paul Onumajuru (Rtd) – Sub-Committee Chair
2. Innocent Chukwuma
3. Joe Abah
4. Reginald Ihebuzor
5. Mrs. Agatha Ndugbu
6. Prof. Chidi Odinkalu
7. Mr. Paschal Egwim
8. Mr. Emeka Diwe
9. Dr. Eddie Mbadiwe
10. Dr. Mrs. Joy Njemanze
11. Mr. Dan Nwanyanwu
12. Hon. Stanford Onyirimba
13. Sir Emma Ohakim
14. Barr. Nnaemeka Maduagwu – Secretary

Agriculture, Commerce and Industries Sub-Committee
1. Engr. Charles Ugwu – Sub-Committee Chair
2. Clem Owunna
3. Sen. Bright Nwanne
4. Dr. Chuma Ezedinma
5. Frank Nneji
6. Mr. Ben Obinali
7. Dr. Frank Jacobs
8. Mazi Chidi Okoro
9. Capt. Henry Omeogu
10. Obinna Onuoha
11. Prof. Goddy Onuoha
12. Dr. Nnaemeka Obiaraeri
13. Dr. Chijioke Osuji – Secretary

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Job & Wealth Creation Sub-Committee
1. Prof. Ndi Okereke Onyiuke – Sub-Committee Chair
2. Dr. Clair Omatseye – Deputy Chair
3. Mr. Chineme Iheaku
4. Prof. Ebere Onwudiwe
5. Comrade Joe Ajearo
6. Mr. John Ekezie Okeahialam
7. Princess Gloria Akobundu
8. Prof Bongo Adi
9. Mr. Uche Odozor
10. Mrs. Chidi Ngoka
11. Dr. Mrs Bibiana Okoroafor
12. Amb. Adaobi Obioha
13. Mr. C.N.C Nwachukwu – Secretary

Tourism and Hospitality Sub-Committee
1. Mr. Charles Anudu – Sub-Committee Chair
2. Prof. A B C Duruaku – Deputy Chair
3. Ken Ikpe
4. Austin Chilakpu
5. Barr. Demo Oduoma

Talents and Opportunities Sub-Committee
1. Mr. Dan Ngerem – Sub-Committee Chair
2. Mr. Stanley Amuchie – Deputy Chair
3. Kanu Nwankwo
4. Okey Onyegbule
5. Rep of Vulnerable Group
6. Mr.Linus Okorie
7. Mr. Excel Ochiama
8. Fan Ndubuoke – Secretary

Security Sub-Committee
1. Sir. Mike Okiro – Sub-Committee Chair
2. Dr. Martin Ejidike
3. AIG. Charles Ugomuo (rtd)
4 Sir. Joe Nwachukwu
5. Amb. Paul Njoku
6. Chief Ben Opara
7. Gen. Chijioke Egwuagu – Secretary

Diaspora Initiatives Sub-Committee
1. Prof. Chudi Uwazuruike – Sub- Committee Chair
2. Martin Ezemma
3. Dr. Agatha Anosike
4. Chief Alozie Aguwa
5. Bonny-Life Ndu
6. Ugoeze Edith Ohanwe
7. Chinedu Chukwuonye
8. Dr. Rita Amakiri
9. Chief Charles Eke
10. Mr Bosco Nwokeji
11. Anselm Okorie – Secretary

Owerri Town Planning Sub-Committee
1. Chuka Odom – Sub-Committee Chair
2. Hon. Levi Oguike – Deputy Chair
3. Mr. Chinenye Nwabueze
4. Sir Gabriel Odua
5. Paul Onwuanibe
6. Arc. Noel Obioma
7. Arc. Festus Adibe Njoku
8. Sir Chucks Okoronkwo
9. Mr. Humphrey Anumudu
10. Steve Onu – Secretary


Chibuike Onyeukwu
Media Aide to the Governor -Elect

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