Three commissioners stepped down while two new ones came on board as
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state effected a cabinet reshuffle
The three commissioners affected in the exercise include Dr. Godwin
Udeuhele (commissioner for Information), Mr. Charles Ndukwe
(commissioner for Youth and Sport) and Barrister Smart Ogbe
(commissioner for Inter-Governmental Affairs).
The two new commissioners sworn in during the meeting of the State
Executive Council include Mr. Ogbuagu Anikwe who now takes charge of
Information and Mr. Joseph Udedi who was deployed to the Ministry of
Youth and Sport.
The changes came as a first step in the move by Governor Ugwuanyi to
reshape his cabinet in order to further enhance effective delivery of
good governance to the people of Enugu state.
The new helmsman at the State Ministry of Information, Mr. Ogbuagu
Anikwe, a veteran journalist and public communications strategist,
joined the State Executive Council from BusinessDay Newspaper where he
was serving as chairman of Editorial Board of the outfit.
Anikwe who had over the past decades cut his teeth in the journalism
profession was News Editor at The Guardian and later Editor of Daily
Times of Nigeria.
Having honed his skills in public communications over the years, the
new commissioner had also worked as World Bank consultant for the
Federal Inland Revenue and a number of State Governments.
He was also the spokesman for the Federal Government’s Committee on
Power Sector Reforms, working with the Presidential Taskforce on Power
and the Federal Ministry of Power.
Hence, he has brought a huge depth of wealth of experience to bear on
his new task as the Government spokesman in the coal city state.