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Enugu gov appoints Chidiebere Onyia as new SSG

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Peter Mbah, the governor of Enugu State, has appointed Chidiebere Onyia as the new Secretary to the State Government (SSG).

The appointment was announced through a statement signed by the governor on Monday.

Until his appointment, Onyia was the managing director of the United Kingdom Nigeria infrastructure facility. He was also the lead strategy advisor for the Federal Government of Nigeria, World Bank Group Power Sector Recovery Programme.

Onyia has over the years rendered services to different international organisations and countries, among them the United Nations, Germany and Russia.

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The new SSG is a visiting professor of Education at the Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, a former visiting professor at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, and serves on the Governing Council of two private Nigerian universities.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Masters of Business Administration degree and a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership.

Onyia also had a post-doctoral scholarship in Education Policy from the Ivy League Peabody College, Vanderbilt University.

With over 25 years of experience in leadership, innovation, strategy, institutional reforms and research, Onyia has received numerous international and national awards and accolades for leadership excellence and for his outstanding contributions to the education sector.

Onyia was a member of the Transition Committee, the technical committee that developed an actionable plan for the Peter Mbah administration, based on his manifesto and social contract with the people of Enugu State.