Mark Okoye, a graduate of finance from George Washington University and an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School and Euromoney, Dubai, is a high flyer.
One who’s making impact in his home state, Anambra.
As a member of the economic think-tank of the state, he is regarded as the brain behind the monthly performance review initiative in the monitoring of Anambra’s Internally Generated Revenue, which has boosted the state’s IGR from N600million monthly to about N1.3 billion.
Having served as executive director, state’s Investment Promotion and Protection Agency (ANSIPPA), and special adviser to the governor, his sterling performance earned him an appointment as the youngest commissioner in the state.
Of course, Okoye’s emergence as winner of The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Persons 2016 few months after he was appointed the commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget Development in Anambra State reaffirms that he is one more young person to watch out for.
At 30, Okoye is fast becoming one of the young emerging leaders in the Nigerian political landscape as the clamour for youth involvement in the political leadership of Nigeria increases.
While it might be too early to tell Okoye’s future in national politics, he stands as a good role model to aspiring young Nigerians who might be nursing one political ambition or the other.