The Imo House of Assembly has screened and confirmed 18 commissioner nominees forwarded by the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, in Obowo, Imo State, on Tuesday.
They were cleared at the committee of the whole house by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Kennedy Ibeh (APC Obowo).
The Speaker read a letter from the governor requesting that the nominees be screened and confirmed, on Monday 22nd November, 2021.
The nominees include Prof. Emmanuel Chukwuma, Dr. Prosper Ohayagha, Prof. Ifunanya Okorodudu, Prof. C. O Nwosu, Mr Keziechi Ogaziechi, Barr Rex Anunobi, Lady Love Ineh, Mrs Ruby Emele and Mr Simon Ebegbulem.
Others are Mr Anukwuem Chukwunyere, Mr Ford Ozurumba, Mr Stanley Obidiegwu, Mr Goodluck NanaOpia, Mrs Ann Dozie, Prof Kenneth Amaeshi, Hajia Rabbi Ibrahim, Dr. Elias Emedom and Dr Ugorji Ugorji .
Governor Hope Uzodinma who assumed office on January 14, 2020 in May 2021 reshuffled his cabinet, firing 20 commissioners.
Among the eight commissioners the governor retained are the commissioners for works, information, health, finance, women affairs and tourism, youths and sports, and technology.