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Abia governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, dissolves cabinet


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state has dissolved the state executive council, including commissioners and special advisers as well as senior special assistants.

The Secretary to the State Government was also affected.

The Permanent Secretary, Government House, Onyii Wamah, announced the dissolution in a statement posted on the government’s website on Friday night.

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

Also retained is the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General of the state, Umeh Kalu.

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

News Agency of Nigeria reports that the dissolution was coming after the commissioners took turns to present their scorecards at a forum attended by the governor between May 28 and May 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 the Special Adviser on Works and Project Monitoring.

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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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