The Abia State House of Assembly during their emergency plenary cleared and confirmed the nominees for chairmanship and membership for the board of Abia State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, ASOPADEC.
Those screened are Chief Sam Nwogu, Chairman, Mr Henry Chilaka, Commissioner, subsistent tenure, Mr Adiele Ekeke, Kelechi Dede, Orji Udeagha, Dr Kate Maduako, Ikpegbu Emeka Yellow and Sir Uzoma Ihuka, commissioners.
Others include, Mr Ajuonu Chigozie, Udohchukwu Ukachukwu, Uwaka Hope, Alozie Odoemelam as secretaries.
The Speaker, Mr Chikwendu Kanu, who announced the confirmation after successful screening of the adhoc committee, urged them to join hands in the task of developing the state.
Presenting the report of the adhoc committee, member representing Ukwa West, Tony Mezie Nwaubani said the nominees are people of proven integrity who have served the state in various capacities.
Members in their contributions made case for equity and balance in appointing members of the board in subsequent times.
BY NNENNA AND JUDE