Umahi terminated Ebonyi Executive Council

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Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has terminated the State Executive Council with immediate effect.

Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Kenneth Ugbala, announced this after the council’s meeting yesterday in Abakaliki.

He said the dissolution is in phases pointing out 83 of the 106 members of the council were affected in the first phase.

Some of those not affected, according to him, include the SSG, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Cletus Ofoke; Commissioner for Finance, Orlando Nweze and Commissioner for Information, Uchenna Orji.

Others are Commissioner for Border Peace, Stanley Okoro Emegha; SSA Investment, Chioma Nweze and Commissioner for Capital City, Onyekachi Nwebonyi.

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Commissioner for Road Infrastructure Concession, Nweze Kings and his counterpart in charge of Works, Ogbonnaya Obasi, as well as the SSA on Welfare and Religious Matters, Rev Fr Abraham Nwali, were also not affected.

The Special Assistants to the Governor, Office of the Deputy Governor, Capital City, Finance, Parks, Media and Medicals are also to remain in their positions.

Also, all Personal Assistants to the Governor are not affected by the dissolution.

Ugbala said the dissolution is to enable the government to carry out an appraisal of their performances.

He said the dissolution does not mean it is the end of the road for the affected officers, pointing out they may still come back after the appraisals are concluded.

The SSG noted that the dissolution is to strengthen the operations of the government which clocks two years on Saturday.

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