BREAKING: First Set of Appointments Made by Senate President Akpabio
President of the Nigerian Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has announced his first round of appointments since assuming office.
FastNews reports that the former governor of Akwa Ibom and former Niger Delta minister revealed his choices for the crucial positions of Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff.
In a press release issued on Monday by the Media Unit of the Office of the Senate President, Chief Barrister Sylvester Okonkwo was unveiled as the Chief of Staff, while Saviour Enyiekere (PhD) was appointed as the Deputy Chief of Staff.
The press release is as follows:
The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio CON, has approved the appointment of Chief Barrister Sylvester Okonkwo as his Chief of Staff.
Chief Okonkwo attended Dennìs Memorial Grammar School Onitsha and he is also an alumni of the University of Nigeria, Enugu campus where he bagged a Bachelor Degree in Law. (LL.B. Hons. B.L)
He hails from Ojoto in Idemili South LGA of Anambra State, South East region of Nigeria.
He is a corporate lawyer and an astute politician spanning more than two decades. He was a senatorial aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.
Until his appointment, Okonkwo was the CEO of Chinto Technologies Limited, an ICT and telecommunications outfit.
He is happily married to Chief (Barr) Mrs. Chidiebele Okonkwo LL.B, (Hons.) B.L with kids.
The Deputy Chief of Staff, Saviour Enyiekere(PhD) hails from Ika Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
He is an alumni of the University of Calabar and the deputy Director General of the Godswill Akpabio Senatorial Campaign Organisation.
He is a former two term Executive Chairman of Ika LGA, former Senior Special Assistant to Akwa Ibom State Government on Boundaries and Conflict Resolutions, former Board Member, Akwa Ibom State Road Maintenance Agency, former student leader and former Senatorial Aspirant, Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District.
He is member, Nigerian Environmental society, Fellow Institute of Chartered Economist of Nigeria and Professional fellow, Emergency Crisis, Risk and Safety Management Institute of Nigeria.
He is happily married with kids.
Media Unit, Office of the Senate President
This move comes on the heels of Akpabio’s recent victory in the 10th Senate presidential election held on June 13. As a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), he secured an impressive 63 votes, surpassing his opponent, Abdulaziz Yari, who received 46 votes.