There is an igbo adage which says when a kid washes his hands he wines and dines with Kings.

Whoever wishes to discover the difference between a compassionate visionary and towering chief servant needs to look up to no other than Chief Uche Nwosu, ugwumba 1 of Eziama Obaire.

As a commissioner for lands survey and urban planning he left unassailable, enduring and endearing legacies and footprints. Chief Uche Nwosu’s appointment as the chief of staff by His Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha (OON) is apt and commendable. A graduate of urban and regional planning, Imo state university, where he emerged as the first Director of Transport, of the Students’ Union Government, a member of the Nigeria Institute of Town Planning (NITP) and also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of administrator of Nigeria (CIAN).

With his midas touch, professional competence and managerial dexterity he brought about massive transformation in the ministry of lands survey and urban planning. Under his watch the ministry pursued with vigor the duty of providing land to Imolites for private industrial and commercial purposes while developing zonal lands and paying compensation of more than N700 million naira for lands acquired by the past administrations over 30years ago. These payments were made during the first four years of the Rescue Mission of Administration of His Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha the Senior Advocate Of the masses. Renewal of old C of Os to new digitalised C of Os. Creation of Imo lands and Lands agency. Reactivation Of Imo Geographical information agency etc. to mention but a few because of time.

Apart from his professional competence and human relations expertise, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu is a well grounded administrator, team-player, good listener and humble gentleman. He is a God fearing Christian with high level of discipline. His passion for the things of God earned hIm awards and accolades from various Christian groups.

This young, dynamic, staff welfare and labour union friendly personality has duly imbibed the philanthropic virtues of his boss Owelle Rochas Okorocha with unrivaled compassion for the less privileged. He was decorated as the best commissioner in urban development in Nigeria for his giant strides in the ministry of lands he was also reappointed the deputy chief of staff (administration), Imo state government house in November 2014, an honour well deserved. He continued to function in the capacity of commissioner for lands and deputy chief of staff, until his appointment as Chief of Staff. He is happily married to his lovely wife Mrs Uloma Nwosu and blessed with children.

In appreciation of his philanthropic and selfless services to the society and above all humility inspite of the level that divine providence has placed him, has garnered several awards chieftaincy titles and accolades of honour from various organizations, groups, churches and youth bodies. He has also been a true son of his people of Eziama Obaire and Nkwerre at large.

He has attracted a lot of development projects in his community. As a sport lover he has organized football tournaments for the youths in various areas in the state and had gone ahead to sponsor inter faculty football competition in his alma-mater, Imo state university, Owerri. He gives a yearly stipend to the best graduating student in his former department; urban and regional planning, Imo state University, Owerri.

As a new chief of staff, Imo State government house, his key visions are bringing the present administration closer to the people at the grassroot and making sure that set objectives of His Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha on industrialisation and job creation are actualized.

 As an agent of change, reliability, accountability and fidelity are his hallmark and watchword. The prize of a job well done is more work and the fruit of patience and loyalty is elevation. Whom God has blessed no man can curse!

 His appointment is indeed a round peg in a round hole.

Onwuka V.O
Public Relations Officer to the chief of staff.

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