Anambra State governor-elect, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, has appointed a former Minister of Education, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, as the head of the Governorship Transition Committee in Anambra State.
Soludo, a former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria between 2004 and 2009, was declared winner of the Anambra governorship election on November 6, 2021, after a supplementary election was held in Ihiala Local Government Area of the state.
The committee is saddled with the responsibility of ensuring a smooth transition of power from the administration of Governor Willie Obiano to Soludo on March 17.
A statement by the head, Soludo Media Office, Mr Joe Anatune, in Awka on Thursday, indicated that the committee comprised 80 members, including four Senior Advocates of Nigeria.
Notable among the members are Prof Pat Utomi; Prof Chidi Odinkalu; Chief Osita Chidoka; Dr Alex Otti; Dr Olisa Agbakoba, SAN; and Chief Leon Mezue, among others.
According to the statement, the transition committee will liaise with a team set up by the government of Anambra State.
It stated that the secretariat would take care of the logistics (transport and accommodation), etc.
The statement read, “This is to announce the constitution of a transition committee, which will liaise with a team set up by the Government of Anambra State to ensure a seamless transition from the Governor Willie Obiano’s administration to a Chukwuma Charles Soludo-led administration as from March, 17 2022.”