Buhari Appoints Ogbonaya Onu As The New SGF (Updated)

Buhari Appoints Ogbonaya Onu As The New SGF (Updated)

Barely 72-hours after the former head of state, Muhammadu Buhari, was inaugurated as Nigeria's president, the reports have emerged that he has appointed Ogbonaya Onu as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

This detail was made public on May 31, 2015, Sunday, by the APC Situation room.

However, the popular twitter handle, @apcsituationrm, used to make the announcement became unavailable hours after the news went viral.

See below:

Buhari Appoints Ogbonaya Onu As The New SGF (Updated)

The initial tweet looked like this:

Buhari Appoints Ogbonaya Onu As The New SGF (Updated)
Not only the tweet, but the whole account are currently unavailable. Photo: nairaland

Further investigations showed that the twitter account was hacked to spread the false information.

Below are reactions from twitter users:

Buhari Appoints Ogbonaya Onu As The New SGF (Updated)

Though the appointment has not been either confirmed, or denied by the presidency, Legit.ng brings to you five episodes of Dr Ogbonnaya Onu's biography:

1. Date of birth: December 1, 1951.

2. State of origin: Ebonyi (Ohaozara LGA).

Buhari Appoints Ogbonaya Onu As The New SGF (Updated)
Dr Ogbonaya Onu, the new SGF.

3. Eductaion: Izzi High School, Abakaliki, Ebonyi; the College of Immaculate Conception, Enugu (distinctions in physics and chemistry); UNILAG (chemical engineering, 1976); University of California, Berkeley, California, USA (PhD in chemical engineering, 1980)

4. Professorial career:

Buhari Appoints Ogbonaya Onu As The New SGF (Updated)
Dr Ogbonaya Onu

- president general of  Izzi High School, Abakaliki, Old Boys Association;

- teaching at St Augustine’s Seminary, Ezzamgbo, Ebonyi state;

- teaching at the University of Port Harcourt. He served as the acting dean of the University’s Faculty of Engineering and was also elected as a Member of the Governing Council of the university;

- president of the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt, the chairman of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers of Old Rivers, Cross River and Akwa Ibom States’ Chapter;

- the pioneer National President of the Raw Materials Society of Nigeria;

- a member of the First Board of Governors of the Federal Government Raw Materials Research and Development Council;

- founded the Abia State Polytechnic at Aba, the College of Technical Education in Arochukwu and attracted the Michael Okpara Federal University of Agriculture at Umudike, near Umuahia;

- established the Broadcasting Corporation of Abia State, the National Ambassador Newspapers.

Dr Onu is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers, Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering. He was also one of the longest served Directors of the Nigeria Cement Company, Nigercem, Nkalagu, Ebonyi state. He was the Visitor of Abia State University, Uturu.

5. Political career:

Buhari Appoints Ogbonaya Onu As The New SGF (Updated)
Chief Ogbonnaya Onu was the first executive governor of Abia state, from February 1992 to December 1993, and a former National Chairman of the ANPP

- elected the first governor of old Abia State (1991);

- the first chairman, Conference of Nigerian elected Governors;

- the first presidential flag-bearer (1999) of the then All Peoples Party, later transformed into the All Nigeria Peoples Party. He remained in the ANPP since its creation in 1998, till its merge into the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2013;

- the national chairman of the now-defunct ANPP since September 2010. Dr Onu entered the dialogue with the now-defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and other political parties. The common efforts resulted in the historic emergence of the APC, on July 31, 2013.

Dr Onu and other party leaders willingly gave up their positions as INEC withdrew the registration of the ACN, the ANPP and the CPC.

Source: Legit.ng

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