It’s better to have younger govt appointees –Okeahilam, 36-year-old Imo commissioner

It’s better to have younger govt appointees –Okeahilam, 36-year-old Imo commissioner

Chidiebube Okeoma Thirty -six - year -old Ekezie Johnbosco Okeahilam is the Imo State Commissioner for Commerce , Industry and Entrepreneurship . Okeahilam , the youngest commissioner in the state and a first -class graduate, tells CHIDIEBUBE OKEOMA about his transition from the private sector to the public sector Many people have been talking about your age , saying that young people are often not mature enough for top political offices; what is your view on that ? Frankly, I am 36 years old and that is a quite a lot of years . But come to think of it, I will be more impressed if I see a 25 -year -old becoming a commissioner . So I do not see how being a 36 - year -old commissioner in 2019 is a big deal . It is about capacity and the ability to deliver. You graduated with a first -class degree in economics, was Chief Operating Officer for Continental Sports and Head of Business Development, Wakanow , why do you want to occupy a political office at a young age when you can still achieve more feats in the private sector ? Well, I think the minimum age requirement for President of Nigeria is 35 years , so at 36 years old with a master ’ s degree and having graduated with a first

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IMHA Elects Principal Officers, Adopts Amended House Rule

IMHA Elects Principal Officers, Adopts Amended House Rule

Imo state House of Assembly has filled the vacant principal officers positions By Jennifer Okereafor Result of the harmonization the House leadership released during plenary on Tuesday, 18 June 2019, Reginald Nna from Oru West Emerged Majority Leader, Lawman Duruji (Ehime Mbano) Deputy Majority Leader. The member for Ngor Okpala emerged Chief Whip while Hon. Pascal Okolie from Orlu LGA emerged Deputy Chief Whip. House during the plenary adopted the amended House rule which makes it possible for a non ranking members to be elected principal officers. It also adopted a motion for recognition and respect of designated seats for principal officers of the House. Speaker Chiji Collins also during the plenary set a committee to screen  nominees for the leadership of Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development  Commission (ISOPADEC) The House also at the plenary adopted a motion urging the governor to intervene in the erosion menace at Njaba River along Orlu Road. The motion was moved by member for Njaba, Uju Onwudiwe and seconded by member for Isu, Ngozi Obiefule. Also during the plenary, the House received a letter from the governor informing it of the dissolution of the Ch

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