Otti inaugurates Abia Global Economic Advisory Council, Names Okonjo-Iweala, Sanusi As Members [FULL LIST]

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Alex Otti, the governor of Abia State, has established the Abia Global Economic Advisory Council (AGEAC).

The council includes notable individuals such as Muhammad Sanusi II, the former Emir of Kano; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO); and Arunma Oteh, a former director-general of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

The initiative is part of Otti’s efforts to revitalize the state’s economic sector. During the council’s inauguration on Thursday, the governor emphasized that his administration does not possess all the knowledge and seeks guidance from the 19-member council.

Otti expressed concern over the state’s vulnerability due to “economic sabotage.”

“As a government, we do not know it all and that is why we are seeking guidance from those who know. This day marks the beginning of a new era and we shall never look back,” he said.

“Our programmes are already re-positioning and rebuilding Abia State as the economic pride of Nigeria.

“Therefore, it is essential to ensure that its economic development strategy is founded not only on a thorough understanding of the local economic environment but also on the dynamics of the emerging forces now shaping the future of the global economy.

“The newly appointed members bring a wealth of experience and expertise in various sectors, enhancing the diversity and dynamism of the Abia State Global Economic Advisory Council.

“Their collective knowledge will play a pivotal role in shaping policies that drive innovation, attract investments, form solid partnerships, and ensure the overall economic resilience of our great state.”

Here is the full list of members of the council;

  • Arunma Oteh – Co-Chair
  • Muhammad Sanusi II – Co-Chair
  • Bolaji Balogun – Co-Chair
  • Victor Onyenkpa – Member
  • Ifueko Omoigui Okauru – Member
  • Chidi Ajaegbu – Member
  • Uche Orji – Member
  • Ndidi Nwuneli – Member
  • Chika Nwobi – Member
  • Olugbenga Adesida – Member
  • Ndubuisi Ekekwe – Member
  • Clement Owunna – Member
  • Uzodinma Iweala – Member
  • Ezinwa Okoroafor – Member
  • George Agu – Member
  • Uzo Nwankwo – Member
  • Chinedu Azodoh – Member
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala – Honourary Advisor
  • Benedict Oramah – Honourary Advisor
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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
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