GOVERNMENT OF IMO STATE
His Excellency, Governor Emeka Ihedioha CON, has approved the following appointments;
1. Dr. Mrs. Uche Moneke Special Adviser (Project Monitoring and Evaluation)
Moneke is an accomplished academic and project management specialist, with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, M.Sc and Ph.D respectively from the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) both in project management.
She is a respected voice in Quality Management and Control, material management, environmental impact assessment and operations research, areas that have stood her out in project management excellence. Presently a lecturer at FUTO, she has previously been Deputy Director Centre for Research and International Development.
2. Mr. Beckuochi Nwawudu – Special Adviser (Economic Affairs)
Nwawudu is a security exchange commission approved financial adviser. He has training in reputable institutions holding Bachelors of Art and Masters of Art degrees from Cambridge University and a Masters of Business Administration from the London Business School, all In the United Kingdom.
He has a rich private sector financial career variously working with First City Merchant Bank and International players such as ING/Barings and Daiwa Europe. His areas of competence include financial structuring, macro-economic, investment and financial analysis.
He is vastly experienced in equity fund raising, access acquisition and advisory in the global market. In this capacity, he has handled billions of dollars in portfolio management.
3. Hon. Oliver Enwerenem – Special Adviser (Technical and Vocational Education)
Enwerenem, a two term former member of Imo State House of Assembly was educated at The Polytechnic of Calabar, Imo State University where he obtained a Masters degree in Business Administration (M.B.A) in Management. His experience is vast with a foundation teaching at the government Technical College , Owerri.
He has also served on key government committees including membership of the Presidential Task Force on Procurement and Distribution of Fertilizer, Imo State Panel on Local Government Electoral Law Reform as well as Cordinator, Imo State National Poverty Alleviation Program (NAPAP).
4. Dr. Chijioke Osuji – Senior Special Assistant(Food Value Chain & Program Manager)
Osuji is a renowned expert in Food Science and Technology, a field in which he holds Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Ph.D degrees respectively.
He has served variously as consultant for strategic institutions and programs such as World Bank , USAID , African Development Bank (AFD), Golden Guinea breweries , Agro Industry Insurance, amongst others. He has worked extensively on Rice value Chain programs for the United Nations – FAO in places such as Malawi, Cote d’ Ivoire, etc.
A Fellow and former National President of the Nigeria Institute of Food, Science and Technology (NIFST), Dr. Osuji was formerly a Technical Adviser to the Honorable Minster of Agriculture.
He is currently an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Technology , Owerri (F.U.T.O).
The appointment takes effect immediately.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor
July 23, 2019