Ex-Presidential Aide, Clem Ofuani Presents Autobiography In Asaba

Chief Clem Ofuani

By Winnie Kodilonye

All arrangements for the public presentation of the autobiography of a former presidential aide and one time Commissioner for Economic Planning in Delta State, Chief Clement Ofuani are in top gear for the event scheduled to hold this Thursday at Orchids Hotel in Asaba.

The occasion which is planned to be chaired by a former Governor of Kaduna State, Dr. Ahmed Makarfi would attract dignitaries like one time Governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori in whose administration Ofuani served as a Special Assistant and later Commissioner.

Many other dignitaries from public and private sectors in Delta State and parts of the federation are expected to grace the occasion which will also feature Ofuani’s 60th birthday anniversary.

The 636-page book titled “FROM MY CORNER”and published by Lagos based Jesonia Communications Limited is a compendium of Ofuani’s life history from his birth through primary, secondary, tertiary schools to his years in the financial sector climaxing with his years in the political arena.

The chartered accountant and graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka began his political career in 1999 after leaving the financial sector as a Special Assistant to the Commissioner of Finance in Delta State. After the first four years of Ibori’s administration, he was appointed as Commissioner for Economic Planning. He served in that capacity also for four years.

At the end of Governor Ibori’s tenure, Ofuani was appointed to serve in President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua’s administration as Senior Special Assistant. When Yar’Adua died, he continued briefly with President Goodluck Jonathan before he disengaged.

He later returned to Delta State where he joined in the 2015 governorship race. He later withdrew from the race and gave maximum support to Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa who eventually emerged winner under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Due to Ofuani’s commitment in any capacity he served, Okowa appointed him the pioneer Director-General of the then newly Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency. He served four years after which he retired to his private business.

Speaking with Atlanticnewsonline about the book, the Managing Director of Jesonia Communications Limited, Mr. Frank Oshanugor who is also the Editor-in-chief of Atlanticnewsonline praised the ingenuity of Chief Ofuani who Incidentally was his primary school mate years ago.

According to Oshanugor, FROM MY CORNER is a book Nigerians particularly in the political class are encouraged to buy and read as it offers so much useful knowledge-based information.

He promised that after the public presentation in Asaba, copies will be marketed in Lagos and other cities in the country.

Written by: Frank Oshanugor

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