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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 :

OfficeIncumbent
GovernorOkezie Ikpeazu
Deputy GovernorUde Oko Chukwu
Secretary to the State GovernmentBarr. Chris Ezem
Head of ServiceSir Onyii Wamah
Chief of StaffDr. 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 FinanceDr. Aham Uko
Commissioner for Budget and PlanningHon. Kalu I. Uduma(DK)
Commissioner for Corporatives & Rural DevelopmentPrince Ezekwesiri Ananaba
Commissioner for EducationDr. K.C.K Nwangwa
Attorney General/Commissioner for JusticeBarr. Uche Ihediwa
Commissioner for HealthDr Joe Osuji
Commissioner for HousingChief Ugbaja Odionyemfe
Commissioner for IndustryChief mrs Uwaoma Olenwengwa
Commissioner for InformationJohn Okiyi Kalu
Commissioner for Joint projectsChief Jon Okoro
Commissioner for special dutiesChief Chimaobi Ebisike
Commissioner for Local Government and ChieftaincySir G. C Onyendilefu
Commissioner for PetroleumChief Ikechukwu Onuoha
Commissioner for Public UtilitiesEngr Emma Nwabuko
Commissioner for SMEs DevelopmentOnyema Wachuku
Commissioner for Science and TechnologyHon. chijioke Madumere
Commissioner for Youth and sports developmentChief Emeka Ikwuagwu
Commissioner for Culture and TourismLady Loveth Uwaoma
Commissioner for Trade and InvestmentDr Cosmos Ndukwe
Commissioner for AgricultureProf Ikechi Mgbeoji
Commissioner for Transport
Commissioner for Women AffairsMrs Ukachi Amala
Commissioner for WorksBarr Chiedozie Bob Ogu
Commissioner for Homeland SecurityPrince Dan Okoli

 

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