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 :
|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|