Sanusi, Okonjo-Iweala Make Gov Otti’s Advisory Council List

The council is part of Governor Otti’s efforts in repositioning the state’s economic sector.

(L-R) Sanusi, Okonjo-Iweala and Otti.


Former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II; the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, have made the Economic Advisory Council composed by the Abia State Governor Alex Otti.

Others on the list are a former director-general of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Arunma Oteh, a statement from the Abia State Government has said.

The council is part of Governor Otti’s efforts in repositioning the state’s economic sector.

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Otti, who spoke at the inauguration of the council on Thursday, said his administration does not know it all and that it is seeking guidance from the 19-member council. He expressed dismay that the state had become fragile because of “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.”

FULL LIST: Abia Economic Advisory Council

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