Following the appointment of permanent secretaries to all the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Mr. Chinyeaka Ohaa appointed to pilot the affairs of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) is expected to assume office today as the chief account officer.
Before his appointment, Mr. Chinyeaka Ohaa was not new in the job of permanent secretaries haven worked as the permanent secretary to the Ministry of Youths and Sports as well as permanent secretary, Office of Common Services, Office of Head of Civil Service of the federation.
Chinyeaka Ohaa, who before now was the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Youth & Sports Development, is an astute Financial Administrator with many years of experience in control and prevention of fraud, especially in Public Sector.
Ohaa hails from Obuoffia, Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State. He was born into Chief Ohaa Owo’s family on the 4th of February 1961. He is happily married with children. He is a humble and resilient achiever, who has progressively and timely obtained various academic qualifications as follows: GCE-1979, WASC (Division 1)-1980, Higher National Diploma in Finance-1985, PGD, Accountancy & Finance-1990, MBA, Banking & Finance-1992.
In pursuit of his career, Mr. Chinyeaka Ohaa obtained membership of various professional bodies like Fellow, National Accountants of Nigeria (FCNA)-2010 and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN)-2012 among others.
Chinyeaka Ohaa has an elaborate working experience in both public and private sectors, starting from the then Co-operative & Commerce Bank of Nigeria Ltd where he did his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) (1985 – 1986).
After his Service period, he was appointed Senior Bursar, Enugu State Education Commission (1986 – 1989); Company’s Accountant, Vanguard Industries Ltd, Enugu State (1989 – 1992); Personal Assistant to Hon. Commissioner of Finance, Enugu State (1992 -1993); Sub-Treasurer (Treasury Headquarters), Office of Accountant General, Enugu State (1993 – 1996); Sub-Treasurer (Lands), Office of Accountant General Enugu State (1996 – 1999).
He was eventually was appointed Accountant General of Enugu State (1999 – 2006), and the Hon. Commissioner for Agriculture (2006 – 2007).
Thereafter he transferred his service to the Federal Civil Service and was appointed Deputy Director (Accounts), Federal Ministry of Labour & Productivity (2007 –2009).
In 2009, he became the Head, (Internal Audit), Ministry of Defence, a position he held until 2012 when he was posted to Federal Ministry of Transport as Director Finance & Accounts (2012 – 2013), later Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Director Finance & Accounts, and finally he was appointed Permanent Secretary, Federal Republic of Nigeria in November 2015, a position he held till date.
Mr. Chinyeaka Christian Ohaa has wide range of exposure and knowledge from various international courses he attended including Mandatory Continuing Professional Education (MCPE) of ANAN, Strategic Planning for Security and Development, London 2010, Security Awareness and Strategic Leadership, London 2012, Mandatory Continuous Professional Education (MCPE) of CITN, and many other Leadership training in U.S.A and Dubai among others.
According to his resume, he is known by many for his passion for youth development and empowerment, rural/grass-root development, selfless service to humanity and hard work. He is a notable and prominent community and religious leader for which he has held various positions including National President, Awkunanaw Welfare Association and Lay President Methodist Church Nigeria, Agbani Diocese among others.