In Abia State, Governor Ikpeazu Sacks Commissioners, SSG, Special Assistants

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has dissolved the state executive council.

The dissolution was contained in a statement signed and posted on the state government’s official website by the Permanent Secretary, Government House, Onyii Wamah, in the late hours of Friday, June 16, 2017.

According to the permanent secretary, the governor retained his Chief of Staff, Sunny Nwakodo, and the Commissioner for Finance, Obinna Oriaku.

It is also understood that the governor retained his Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General of the state, Umeh Kalu (SAN).

No reason was, however, given for the sack of the commissioners, special advisers as well as senior special assistants and the SSG.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the dissolution followed the presentation of their scorecards at a forum attended by the governor on May 28 and 29.

The statement also announced the appointment of three special advisers to the governor, including the former Commissioner for Works, Eziuche Ubani, who was appointed as special adviser on works and project monitoring.

Others were Emma Nwabuko and Solomon Ogunji, who were appointed as special adviser/personal secretary to the governor and special adviser on urban renewal, respectively.

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