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Just In: Abia State Executive Council Dissolved, Suspended Chief of Staff Recalled

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The 31-member Abia State Executive Council, the highest governmental body in the Southeast state, has been dissolved.

No reason was given for the disbandment of the council.

According to Government House sources in Umuahia, the capital, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, dissolved the Council on Saturday and directed the commissioners to hand over government property in their custody immediately.

A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Barrister Chris Ezem, has confirmed the dissolution of the cabinet inaugurated by the governor on October 17, 2019 after his second term win.

Ezem also announced the recall of the governor’s Chief of Staff, Dr A.C.B Agbazuere, who was suspended in November 2020 for allegedly spraying money on a pastor, Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere, a.k.a  Odumeje as captured in a video which went viral on the social media.

An Abia High Court had declared the video doctored.

Members of the dissolved Executive Council :

Office Incumbent
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu
Deputy Governor Ude Oko Chukwu
Secretary to the State Government Barr. Chris Ezem
Head of Service Sir Onyii Wamah
Chief of Staff Dr. A.C.B Agbazuere
Deputy Chief of Staff (Governor’s Office) Chief Ukpai Agwu Ukpai
Deputy Chief of Staff (Deputy Governor’s Office) Sir Don Ubani
Commissioner for Finance Dr. Aham Uko
Commissioner for Budget and Planning Hon. Kalu I. Uduma(DK)
Commissioner for Corporatives & Rural Development Prince Ezekwesiri Ananaba
Commissioner for Education Dr. K.C.K Nwangwa
Attorney General/Commissioner for Justice Barr. Uche Ihediwa
Commissioner for Health Dr Joe Osuji
Commissioner for Housing Chief Ugbaja Odionyemfe
Commissioner for Industry Chief mrs Uwaoma Olenwengwa
Commissioner for Information John Okiyi Kalu
Commissioner for Joint projects Chief Jon Okoro
Commissioner for special duties Chief Chimaobi Ebisike
Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Sir G. C Onyendilefu
Commissioner for Petroleum Chief Ikechukwu Onuoha
Commissioner for Public Utilities Engr Emma Nwabuko
Commissioner for SMEs Development Onyema Wachuku
Commissioner for Science and Technology Hon. chijioke Madumere
Commissioner for Youth and sports development Chief Emeka Ikwuagwu
Commissioner for Culture and Tourism Lady Loveth Uwaoma
Commissioner for Trade and Investment Dr Cosmos Ndukwe
Commissioner for Agriculture Prof Ikechi Mgbeoji
Commissioner for Transport
Commissioner for Women Affairs Mrs Ukachi Amala
Commissioner for Works Barr Chiedozie Bob Ogu
Commissioner for Homeland Security Prince Dan Okoli

 

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