Peter Mbah, governor-elect of Enugu State, has formed a transition committee consisting of 64 members, ahead of the handover on May 29, 2023.
Mbah said the transition committee would help to articulate and refine the development plan of the incoming administration upon assuming office.
According to a statement issued by Dan Nwomeh, head of the Peter Mbah Media Office, the committee comprises technocrats, good governance advocates, experts in finance and management, entrepreneurs, and specialists in technology and innovation, some of whom are internationally recognised.
“The Transition Committee members will align the state’s development plan with Mbah’s ‘Social Charter’ with Ndi Enugu, which aims to elevate the state to one of the top three states in Nigeria based on Gross Domestic Product per capita, while also addressing poverty, unemployment, and insecurity,” it said.
It said the committee will be chaired by Ike Chioke, an experienced engineer and investment banker who is the group managing director of Afrinvest (West Africa) Ltd. He has also held positions such as president of the Association of Issuing Houses of Nigeria, chief executive officer of Triple-A Infrastructure Nigeria Ltd, and chairman of Royal Exchange General Insurance Company.
Other members include Joe Abah, country director of DAI Nigeria; Chidi Onyia, MD of United Kingdom Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility; Chinedu Nebo, a former minister of power; Ken Igbokwe, former CEO of PwC Nigeria and West Africa and current chairman of Execution Edge; Ogbonna Onovo, former Inspector-General of Police; and Christy Okoye, former executive director at First Bank and founder of Krystle Group.
Technical support and policy advisory will be provided to the transition committee by Nextier, a multi-competency advisory firm led by Patrick Okigbo III, according to Nwomeh.