Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Wednesday appointed a Professor of Law of Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT)Prof. Simon Ortuanya, as the Secretary to the State Government (SSG).
Governor Ugwuanyi announced Prof. Ortuanya’s appointment during his consultative meeting with stakeholders of Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area, held at the Government House, Enugu.
The new Secretary to the State Government was a former Associate Dean of Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), and former Head of Department, Department of Private Law, ESUT. He was also a former Commissioner for Education in Enugu State and the Director-General of South East Governors Forum (SEGF).
Prof. Ortuanya obtained his Doctorate Degree in Law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in the United States of America, while his Masters Degree in Law was from University of Lagos, Nigeria. His Bachelor’s Degree in Law was from the University of Nigeria. He is also a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
The new SSG served as a member of the ad-hoc committee on Public Service Reform, one of the 12 sectoral committees recently constituted by Gov. Ugwuanyi to review various sectors of governance and design roadmaps to optimize service delivery and advance good governance in the state. He hails from Igbo-Etiti LGA in Enugu State.