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Buhari’s Cabinet: Anioma Media Professionals Endorse Utomi’s Nomination

Posted: Sep 25, 2015 at 3:26 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
Anioma Media Professionals (AMP), a body of media practitioners from Delta North, has thrown its weight behind the nomination of Prof. Pat. Okedinachi  Utomi who has been screened by the Department of State Services for a ministerial position in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari
Prof. Utomi  who is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) think-tank that drew the Economic Blueprint and Road Map of the party is also the Director of Pan African University in Lekki Lagos.
In a statement issued in Lagos Friday September 25, the National Publicity Secretary of AMP,  Mr. Ken Ugbechie said “Prof. Utomi is a technocrat and a political activist who has paid his dues in the struggle for the emergence of a better Nigeria”. 
He said: “as a member of the APC  think  tank,  Prof. Utomi worked with the likes of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo,  the Vice President and Mr. Wale Edu to produce the economic document for the APC before it won the election in March.
“We believe that his being a member of Buhari’s cabinet will give focus and direction in the  successful implementation of the document.”
Ugbechie said: “President Buhari has placed emphasis on merit,  loyalty and transparent record of service which puts Prof. Utomi far above his peers especially in his critical disposition to mismanagement of public funds by the ruling elite.”
He said apart from contesting the Presidential election in 2011, “Prof. Utomi was one of the conveners of the Save Nigeria Group which moved against the failure of leadership at the federal level before the emergence of the Jonathan administration.”
He said Nigeria needs brilliant minds whose intellectual input in governance will benefit Nigerians irrespective of religious,  gender and ethnic background. He said over-emphasis on ethic balancing and other parochial considerations have denied Nigeria the services of some of its best brains while charlatans are thrown up and sustained by ethnic loyalties to the detriment of the country.