Governor Emeka Ihedioha may have recorded stride in the pool of technocrats available to his administration following the successful swearing in of Dr Abraham Nwankwo as Chief Economic Adviser to the state.The appointment of Dr Nwankwo,ex Director General, Debt management Office,Nigeria, has continued to elicit wide applause among indigenes of the state and technocrats from across the nation.The swearing in was performed on Monday by His Excellency, Governor Emeka Ihedioha, at the Sam Mbakwe Exco Chamber,Imo state Government House Owerri.The Press statement as signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary,Mr Chibuike Onyeukwu sates: “Dr Abraham Nwankwo before his appointment served as the the Director-General of Nigeria’s Debt Management from 2007. He joined the agency as an Assistant Director in 2001”.“The new Chief Economic Adviser,Dr. Abraham Nwankwo holds a Ph.D degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria Nsukka, where he also obtained his Bachelors and Masters degrees in the same discipline. He was the first PhD graduate in Economics produced by the University of Nigeria Nsukka, 25 years after the institution was established”.“After a few years of lecturing at the same University, Dr Nwankwo enjoyed a versatile career in banking and finance where he rose to top management positions”. “Dr. Abraham Nwankwo veered into public service in 2001 when he joined Nigeria’s Debt Management Office. In 2007 he became the Director-General of the agency”.Also,it read:“As the DG of Nigeria’s Debt Management Office, Dr Abraham Nwankwo conducted a Debt Sustainability Analysis of every State to determine whether or not to approve each request for new borrowing. The analysis led to a significant reduction and mitigation of risk of over-borrowing by the States”.“Dr Abraham Nwankwo has also been on the Board of the World Bank, where he served as the Senior Advisor to the Executive Director (Africa II Constituency)”.“Dr Abraham Nwankwo is the author of over 5 books, which includes his 2011 Economics classic — Stable Growth and Foreign Exchange”the statement concludes.