Prof Chidiebere Onyia has been appointed the secretary to the Enugu State Government. This was announced by the state governor, Mr Peter Mbah, Tuesday, via his Facebook page.
According to him, until his appointment, Prof Onyia was the managing director of the United Kingdom Nigeria Infrastructure Facility as well as the lead strategy advisor for the Federal Government of Nigeria, World Bank Group Power Sector Recovery Programme, and has over the years rendered services to different international organizations and countries, among them the United Nations, Germany and Russia.
Quoting him, “Prof Onyia is a visiting professor of education at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu; a former visiting professor at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and serves on the Governing Council of two private Nigerian universities.”
He added that, “The new SSG holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, and a doctorate degree in educational leadership. He also had a post-doctoral scholarship in education policy from Ivy League Peabody College, Vanderbilt University.
“Prof Onyia, with over 25 years of experiences in leadership, innovation, strategy, institutional reforms and research, has received numerous international and national awards and accolades for leadership excellence and for his outstanding contributions to the education sector. He is well published and a certified educational consultant, researcher, presenter, mentor and author of many books.”