Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano has appointed Mrs Ify Obinabo, a female journalist with the state owned media outfit, Anambra Broadcasting Service, ABS, as the caretaker chairman of Orumba North local government area.
Mrs Obinabo was first appointed Special Assistant to the governor on Agriculture, before she was elevated as council boss. The journalist, who is also known in the area as a renowned farmer, assumed office on Friday, promising to turn the fortune of the council area around, using agriculture as her main focus. In her acceptance speech, Mrs Obinabo said the appointment was in line with her burning desire to serve her people, especially at the grassroots.
“I assure you all, I will carry everyone alone in this government. I am inviting you all, especially my fellow farmers to come and let’s work things out for our local government,” she said. Obinabo is the first female local government chairman of the council. She commended her predecessor, Mr Emeka Aforka for his developmental strides in the area.
She, however, promised to intensify efforts to sustain the tempo of development already recorded in the local government.