Enugu state Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has appointed a new Special Assistant on Innovation, Science and Technology, in the person of Engineer Elvis Obi-Nwankwo.
Elvis Obi-Nwankwo who made this know through his social media platforms declared to accomplish groundbreaking science, that can enhance the well-being of all Enugu indigene through their programmes (administration, technology innovation, international cooperation and resources, research development and support, and socio-economic innovation partnerships) and several entities that work alongside it.
Prior to his appointment, Engr. Elvis Obi-Nwankwo worked as the Head of Business Development at Maincorp Inc. He was in-charge of the Company’s corporate business development and also overseeing synergies in building new market for the foreign and local brand partners.
He is the Founder/CEO, Global Prime Edge Solutions Limited and later co-founded OgeneFest2020; the biggest gathering of Igbo art and cultural musicians across the African continent and positioned to become an all year round cultural ritual that would help unite and reposition the Igbo cultural rhythm for possible export.
Confirming his appointment during a chat with our Correspondent, Obi-Nwankwo said: “It has been said before, and will be repeated again and again that the list of good leaders Enugu State has ever had would not be complete if Governor Ugwuanyi is not mentioned twice.
“Apart from being an outstanding father of the State, a multi-dexterous, peaceful and loving leader, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has always lived for others to truly live too. A man who believes in the potentials of the youth, His Excellency has never failed to give young people opportunity to prove themselves in leadership and other wise.
“On the 8th day of April, 2021, the People’s Governor found me worthy to serve under him as his Special Assistant on Innovation, Science and Technology, feat only him can give to a young leader like myself.
“It is with heart filled with unmitigated gratitude that I write to appreciate His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Enugu State for finding me worthy of this sensitive position. I am most grateful to all the leaders through whose opportunities in leadership I am able to reach this feat. I am of course very aware that it is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
The SA to the Governor on STI said that the office seeks to boost socio-economic development in the State, through research and innovation.
“To achieve its goals, the office will provide leadership, an enabling environment and resources for science, technology and innovation”: he added.
Meanwhile, it is worthy of mention that Ambassador Elvis Obi-Nwankwo initiated the Enugu West upskilled training that provided free platforms for hundreds of youths in Enugu west Senatorial zone to be trained in many skills including animation, web designing, graphics design and many more in the year 2020.
“I look up to God for strength to utilize this opportunity for the good of Enugu State and even beyond”, he said.
Engr. Obi-Nwankwo holds Bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance from, Middlesex University, Mauritius Campus.
He is also a graduate of International Economics from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, and an Associate Member, Nigeria Institute of Strategic Management.