The Rotary Club of Owerri has praised the State Governor, Dist. Senator Hope Uzodinma for appointing Sir. Val Chukwukama Obieze as the Accountant-General of the state in addition to appointing him Permanent Secretary within a month interval, describing the appointment as a round peg in a round hole owing to Sir Obieze’s rich career as a technocrat, financial management expert and belief in service to humanity.
Speaking last Friday during a courtesy visit on the State’s Accountant General, Sir Val Obieze, the President of Rotary Club of Owerri, Dr’. Nneke Ewelike and other Rotarians lavished eulogies and encomiums on their host who is a past President of the Club.
Dr. Nneka Ewelike observed that the members of the Rotary Club of Owerri had come to celebrate one of their own, a committed Rotarian who had been at the forefront of service to God and humanity.
She noted with delight that the Rotary Club of Owerri was proud of Sir Obieze and had no doubt he would excel in his new position as Accountant General given his background of financial discipline and fear of God.
Dr. Ewelike promised that the Rotarians would always be there to support the Accountant General in prayers and other ways possible all the time, adding that she was certain that Sir. Val Obieze would serve the state credibility as a committed Rotarian who sees any position in life as a call to serve God and humanity.
Responding, the State Accountant General, Sir Val Chukwukama Obieze thanked members of the Rotary Club of Owerri for their visit, expressing his gratitude to God for his appointment as Permanent Secretary and Accountant General.
Obieze who said that he joined the Rotary Club of Owerri in 2008 went down memory lane to how he rose in the civil service as a level B staff and grew within the ranks to his present positions as Permanent Secretary and Accountant General.
He said that his life has been guided by the Cardinal tenets of the Rotary Club that whatever you do must be true, fair, and beneficial to all.
The Accountant General enjoined all to do everything in life for the benefit of humanity as God is always watching us.
A former Accountant-General who was present, Prof. Emeka Adimmadu expressed his joy that Sir Val Obieze was being honored by the Rotary Club of Owerri, Prof. Marius Adimmadu urged the Rotarians to always support Sir Obieze and pray for him.
A highlight of the event was the presentation of a gift to Sir Val Obieze by the Rotarians.
Another highlight was the introduction of his aides to the Club members, amongst whom was Dr. Joseph Aniemeka Nwachukwu who is the Special Assistant (media).
The vote of thanks was delivered by Chief Cyril Okafor who observed that the Accountant General had passed through thick and thin and merited his position as a round peg in a round hole.