BY SUNNY A. DAVID
The Senate President, Senator Godswill Akpabio has reportedly appointed Barrister Sylvester Okonkwo as his Chief of Staff.
A congratulatory message to Chief Okonkwo in that respected sighted by our correspondent read partly, “A Hearty Congratulations to a very good man, Chief Barrister Sylvester Okonkwo (Okwuluora Ojoto) on your appointment as Chief Of Staff to the Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Senator Akpabio.
May God lead you successfully as you discharge your duties.
It was gathered that Chief Okonkwo, a lawyer and politician has been a close associate to Senator Akpabio when the latter was the Governor of Akwa Ibom State.
Chief Okonkwo attended Dennìs Memorial Grammar School Onitsha and he is also an alumni of the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus where he bagged a Bachelor Degree in Law. (LL.B. Hons. B.L)
He hails from Ojoto in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, South East Region of Nigeria.
He is a corporate lawyer and an astute politician spanning more than two decades. He was a Senatorial aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.
Until his appointment, Chief Okonkwo was the CEO of Chinto Technologies Limited, an ICT and telecommunications outfit.
He is happily married to Chief (Barr) Mrs. Chidiebele Okonkwo LL.B, (Hons.) B.L with kids.
Akpabio was on 13 June 2023, elected President of the Senate of Nigeria with 63 votes defeating Senator Abdulaziz Yari, a former Governor of Zamfara State who scored 46 votes.