The Hon. Minister of Works, Senator Engr David Nweze Umahi has appointed Barr. Orji Uchenna Orji as Chief Press Secretary
Orji was appointed as Chief Press Secretary to Hon.Minister of Works on Thursday in Abuja
Barr. Orji, the new CPS was a Former Commissioner for Information and State Orientation in Ebonyi state Under His Excellency, Engr. David Nweze Umahi between 2019 –2023, and Deputy Director, Tinubu/ Shetima Presidential Campaign Council Sub-Committee on CSO’s in 2023. The new CPS holds a Barrister at Law (BL) in 2004 at Nigerian Law School, Abuja and Abia State University, Uturu— LLB(Hons) In 2002.
Orji has established firm contacts with the print, electronic and online media practitioners and had built competencies in the area of media relations, corporate communications and reputation management and crisis management which enhance his performance as one of the best commissioners of information in Nigeria during his time in Ebonyi state.
He served as a Chief Whip, Ebonyi State House of Assembly in 2007-2011, also worked as Commissioner for Economic Empowerment and job Creation Ebonyi State in 2017-2018, Focal Person, Federal Government Programmes on Human Capital Development 2020, Chairman, Ebonyi State Census Publicity Sub Committee 2023, and also Director, Directorate of Information, Divine Mandate Campaign Council in 2023.
He is a member of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Abakaliki Branch , Member, All Progressives Congress, Ebonyi State Chapter, Old Member, Common Wealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and Chieftaincy title,
Okwuru Oha 1 of Ishiagu until his appointment as the CPS to the Hon. Minister of Works Engr David Umahi
Orji, 47, is married with 6 children, He hails from Amaedim Ngwogwo Community, Ishiagu in Ivo Local Government Area, Ebonyi State.