The Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has sworn in Dr. Ugwunta David Okelue as Commissioner in the state.
Dr. David Ugwunta, from Ezeagu Local Government Area, is to be in charge of the ministry of Budget and Planning.
During his swearing-in on Tuesday, 22nd October, the governor Charged him to deploy his knowledge and wealth of experience on the budget and planning processes in the state.
Gov. Ugwuanyi stated that Dr. Ugwunta, an authority in Banking and Finance deployment to man the crucial ministry is in accordance to his earlier commitment to match tasks with competence in appointment of officers of government for optimized service delivery.
The Governor disclosed that the new Commissioner is expected to hit the ground running as he will be availed with the recommendations of the Sectoral Ad-hoc Committee on Finance, Internally Generated Revenue and Development Partners Funding to help him tackle his responsibilities for the benefit of the people of the state.
“Dr. Ugwunta, I congratulate you on your appointment and enjoin you to hit the ground running as the next (2020) budget process is already underway. It is, therefore, work time”, the governor said.
Speaking to Journalist101 after his inauguration, Dr. Ugwunta said; “I owe God all the glory.” Speaking on the charge by the Governor, Dr. Ugwunta maintained that; “This is an opportunity for me to serve the good people of Enugu State and i can assure you I will live up to expectations.”
“His Excellency who found me worthy for this position will never be disappointed, I will do all within my capacity to help him to continue to serve the people of Enugu State like he has been doing for the past four years” he said.
Dr. Ugwunta thanked all the stakeholders in Ezeagu: the Deputy Governor, Chief Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Dr. Festus Uzor, the Member representing Ezeagu Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Barr. Chima Obieze, Ezeagu Council boss, Fred Ezenwa, SPA to the Governor, Hon Ola Ezekwu amongst others assuring them he won’t put neither them nor Ezeagu to shame.
Dr. Ugwunta rounded up the celebration with a grand reception at Brown and Brown event center, Enugu.