August 13, 2022

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Ebonyi: Once more, Umahi reshuffles cupboard, appoints veteran journalist media aide


Ebonyi State Governor, Engr David Nweze Umahi, Sunday, effected one other cupboard reshuffle forward of the 2023 normal elections.

In response to a terse assertion on Sunday by the Secretary to the State Authorities and Coordinating Commissioner, Dr Ugbala Kenneth Igwe, Umahi accepted the re-designation of the Particular Assistant (SA) to the Governor on Media, Deacon Francis Nwaze, as SA on Documentation.

In the identical breath, the SA to the Governor on Technique, Mr. Chooks Oko, was appointed SA on Media and Technique.

“Within the gentle of the above, handing and taking-over of duties is with instantly impact. All involved are to make sure strict compliance to this directive,” the assertion learn. 

Educational background

Hon. Oko graduated from the College of Calabar (UNICAL) in 1989, the place he studied English and Literary Research. 

He obtained an Government Diploma in Advertising from the College of Lagos (UNILAG) in 1993.

He holds a Postgraduate Research in Public Relations in each UNILAG and College of Nigeria, Enugu Campus (UNEC).

Footprint in journalism

Hon. Oko is the previous Particular Tasks Editor, Vanguard, former Particular Tasks/Enterprise Supervisor, Weight-reduction plan Newspapers (Now Day by day Impartial), Managing Editor, Nationwide Pathfinder, Managing Editor, Ebonyi State Newspapers and Editor-in-Chief, Clarion Publications Ltd. 

He’s additionally the producer/presenter of Contained in the Authorities, a tv programme of the Media and Publicity Division of State Home, Aso Rock, Abuja.

Hon. Oko is a member of {many professional} our bodies, together with Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), World Editors Discussion board, International Editors Community, Rotary Worldwide and Honorary citizen of the State of Georgia, USA.

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