Imo state governor-elect, Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha, Wednesday inaugurated a 139-member Transition Technical Committee with a promise to turn what he called “the bad news of the state into a good one”.
He said he would leverage on the experiences of the many professionals who are members of the Committee including a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, Dr Ernest Ebi and the former President of Nigeria Stock Exchange, Ndy Okereke Onye-Uke.
The governor- elect assured that his administration would consult widely and work as a team. He said that the Transition Technical Committee had six weeks to round off its assignments.
According to him, “in the course of the campaign, we promised good governance while stimulating development in all sectors and across all the zones of our dear state.
Having recognised that we cannot deliver on that promise without leveraging on the experiences, and expertise of the broadest possible diversity of Imo people, we are here today to inaugurate the transition committee that will help us with a clear roadmap to achieve the goals we have set for ourselves.“In constituting this Transition Committee, we were very careful and deliberate. We have selected from among the brightest and the best of our people in different fields of human endeavour.
I know every single person in this room if not personally at least by reputation and I feel delighted that you decided to answer our call. It is even more humbling to note that every individual we invited for this defining state assignment responded delightfully in the affirmative.
“In the past few days, I have had extensive discussions with the chairman, Mr Ernest Ebi, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and a distinguished son of our dear state as well as his deputy, Dr Kema Chikwe who has been with us on this journey right from the beginning. I have also spoken directly with majority of the people here on our vision and the help we will need to rebuild our state.
“Let me say here that we are not bereft of ideas as to what we want to achieve. We however, believe in team work and we will not shy away from harnessing the well acknowledged potentials of our people. We also know that with accomplished men and women like you, our job can only be easier to make Imo great again”.
Inaugurating the Committee, Ihedioha said, “you come from different professional backgrounds with competences that will help us identify measurable policy frameworks and how to raise and manage the requisite resources after taking a critical look at what the out-going administration is handing over to us”.