Joy Ezechikamnayo took over the reins of affairs in Abia State for 24 hours on Monday December 11th. Joy , an SS3 student and senior prefect of Intellectual Giants Christian Academy, Umuahia emerged the state one-day governor after a rigorous essay competition organized by the state
The 20 top performers in the essay competition were designated as follows:
2nd position – Deputy Governor
3rd position – SSG
17 others are Commissioners
She was installed as the governor of Abia State for 1-day after winning a statewide secondary school essay competition on the topic, “What I Will do if I become Governor of Abia State.”
Miss Ezechikamnayo received the handover instruments from her ‘predecessor,’ Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, and was ushered into the Executive Council Chambers of the Government House Umuahia with members of her cabinet.
She was later briefed by Dr. Ikpeazu on activities of government, including the ongoing statewide caterpillar revolution that Ikpeazu said had turned the entire state into a huge construction site.
‘Governor’ Chikamnayo thanked Dr. Ikpeazu for his leadership style and vowed to consolidate on the foundations already laid by Dr. Ikpeazu. She warned civil servants that her administration would not tolerate laziness. She also called on the people of the state to continue to support the government at all times.
Meanwhile, Miss Chikamnayo discharging her duties later that yesterday as she inspected the ongoing reconstruction of Aba Road in Umuahia. The teenage governor was conducted round with her team by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Works, Mr. Nwala.
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