The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, PhD has sent a warm message of Congratulations to Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah, OON, on his Ministerial nomination 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 last two Federal Ministers from the State, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala and Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah who used 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 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 and the prayers of our people in his new assignment.
“Let me therefore wish you, Honorable Minister Designate, on behalf of myself, 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.