Governor Chukwuma Soludo has inaugurated a 17- man committee of Anambra State Oil And Gas Development Committee.
The committee members include Barr Mrs Uju Ifejika who chairs the committee, Engr. Ikechukwu Okafor as vice chairman while the members of the committee are Barrister Mrs Patricia Igwebike, ( Commissioner for Transport)
Mr Paul Nwosu, (Commissioner for Information), m, Mrs Nkechi Obi, and Professor Kingsley Nwozor.
Other members include, Dr Chris Ofokansi, Chief Tony Okwesa, Engr Jideofor Etele, Barrister Tony Ifeanya,( Commissioner for Petroleum and Mineral Resources), Engr Somtochukwu Okoye, Dr Boniface Emengini, Mr Emmanuel Nwabia, Mr Francis Nwabueze, Mr Jude Ezeamaechi and Engr Julius Chukwuemeka, (Commissioner for Power and Water Resources.)
Speaking while performing the function at the executive chambers, Government House, Awka, Governor Soludo emphasized the importance of the committee to include overseeing the oil and gas exploitation with the aim to make it beneficial to the people of Anambra State.
He harped on the need to exploit oil and Gas in a manner that will encourage sustainable economic growth and development given the uniqueness of the state.
He noted that their duty also cuts across advisory role to direct the policy thrust of the government with regards to oil and gas development in the state geared towards mitigating possible damage associated to exploitations.
While thanking the committee members for accepting to serve the state in that capacity, the Governor noted that the opportunity and cost of the exploitation necessitated the committee to help manage the situation in a more professional manner.
The Commissioner of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Barrister Tony Ifeanya during the function gave ta rundown of the state of things in the oil and gas sector of the state and said that members of the committee were selected to bring value into the oil and gas development in Anambra State.
In her speech, the Chairman of the committee, Barr Mrs Ifejika who thanked the Governor for chosing them, assured that they will discharge their duties in line with the mandate and pleaded for the support of the governor to enable them deliver effectively.
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