‘ Ogah is worthy, successful Abia son with deep passion for public service’ – Ikpeazu
* Solicits collaboration in state’s interest
* Hails Abia senators for endorsing nomination
By Steve Oko
Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has jettisoned party difference and hailed the nomination of Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah by President Muhammadu Buhari and his subsequent confirmation as Minister designate by the Senate.
Ogah was the Abia State governorship candidate of the opposition All Progressive Congress, APC in the 2019 election, and came second in the poll.
Gov. Ikpeazu in a congratulatory message released August 2nd, by his Chief Press Secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka said Ogah is competent to handle any Ministry the President might decide to assign to him.
He described Ogah as “a worthy and successful son of Abia with passion for public service.”
Ikpeazu solicited his collaboration with the state government in the overall interest of the state.
The governor commeded all three Abia senators for endorsing Ogah’s nomination and their patriotic role during the Senate screening of ministerial nominees, saying it showed Abia interest is paramount to the state’s political elite than party affiliation.
Below is a full text of the message made available to Wawa News Global :
“IKPEAZU CONGRATULATES UCHE OGAH
“The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, PhD has sent a warm message of Congratulations to Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah, OON, on his nomination as Minister by President Muhammadu Buhari and his subsequent successful screening by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Governor Ikpeazu described Dr. Ogah as “a worthy and successful son of Abia State with a deep passion for public service” and expressed his profound joy and that of the people of Abia State on his emergence as a Minister Designate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
According to the Governor, “There comes a time when primordial political considerations must give way for deliberate and concerted efforts geared towards the collective good of our people. This is such a time. As the sole representative designate of the people of Abia State at the Federal Executive Council; statesmanship, good conscience and love for our people demand that we forge a strategic collaboration that will benefit the generality of the people of Abia State irrespective of political affiliations”.
Governor Ikpeazu stated that he followed the screening process with keen interest, also thanked the three Senators from Abia State for working harmoniously to ensure that the process of Dr. Ogah’s confirmation by the Senate was seamless and devoid of any rancor from home, describing it as a clear example of the Abia Spirit of Unity.
Ikpeazu recalled with deep pride, the sterling performances of the last two Federal Ministers from the State, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala and Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah who brought pride to our State by using their exalted positions at the Federal Cabinet to drive the cause of the development of Abia State in addition to their primary assignments, and expressed confidence that Dr. Ogah will follow that same path, for the overall benefit of our people.
In the words of Ikpeazu, “I am confident that whichever portfolio it pleases the President to assign to you, you will bring to bear on the assignment, your years of experience in the corporate and business sectors of our economy” and urged him to see this opportunity as a platform to serve our Country and help bring to the front burner at the Federal Cabinet, issues affecting Abia State, especially the state of federal infrastructure in the state.
Governor Ikpeazu assured the Honorable Minister designate of the cooperation and support of the entire paraphernalia of the Government of Abia State under his leadership and the prayers of our people in his new assignment.
“Let me therefore end by wishing you, my dear brother, my friend and Honorable Minister Designate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on behalf of my family, Government and the entire people of Abia State, good health, sound mind and an excellent spirit as you prepare for this great national assignment, and I pray the good Lord to bless you and your family”. Ikpeazu concludes.
Onyebuchi Ememanka, Esq.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.
2nd August, 2019.Steve Oko, Publisher/C.E.O, WaWa News Global. For more information on advert placement and news coverage, contact us on: 08038725600, or via email [email protected]; [email protected] Always read WaWa News Global - Your most dependable online news platform for the latest breaking news in Nigeria.