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THEODORA Okwy Igwegbe, the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Information and Public Enlightenment was named the new Head of Service of Anambra State this week. She arrives the office with proficiency and wealth of experience. Her elevation speaks volumes of her quality. This captures the direction of Governor Willie Obiano’s social engineering architecture in transforming Anambra State workforce to a model productive entity.

   Her dynamism is set to multiply the productivity rate of the state’s civil service. A workaholic whose energy and value for quality job inspire and influence positively. Her outstanding score sheet serves as the fulcrum that elevated her as Anambra Head of Service from the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Public Enlightenment.

   Igwegbe’s meritorious career in the civil service saw her rise through the ranks in the state Ministry of Justice, and was until her appointment, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Public Enlightenment.

  She was born in Nteje in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State on  September 6, 1965, she is a graduate of English Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and also holds LL.B from University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).     

    She was appointed into the Anambra State Ministry of Justice as a Legal Officer II in 1997. Her working career has been fulfilling with uninterrupted promotion profile. She became a Legal Officer I in 1999, Principal State Counsel II in 2002 and Principal State Counsel I in 2005.

She was promoted to the positions of Assistant Chief State Counsel in 2008, Chief State Counsel in 2011, Deputy Director in 2015 and was appointed Deputy Clerk in the Anambra State House of Assembly.

   As a Director in January 2019, she was appointed a Permanent Secretary in the Service of Anambra State Government in 2020, prior to her nomination to attend the Senior Executive Course (SEC) 43 2021, at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Plateau State.

   Lady Igwegbe is also a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants. She has written over 40 articles published in magazines and newspapers as well as one chapter in a book     “Inheritance Rights of Widows in Igboland: Aspects from the Nigerian Civil Law in Widowhood in the Church and Society” edited by Obiwulu Aloysius C. (2009).                     

   On her appointment, the Secretary to the State Government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, said the state government hopes that the new Head of Service will bring her wealth of experience to bear in the discharge of duties in her new position.   

  She has attended numerous conferences and workshops and has received many honorary awards. She belongs to many professional associations.

  The incoming Head of Service will take over from Barrister Harry Uduh who is retiring from service effective January 1, 2022.

  She is married to Chief Anthony Osita Igwegbe, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The union is blessed with five children.

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