The Ebonyi government on Wednesday, April 17, set up a 16-man transition committee to ensure a smooth ceremony for Governor David Umahi’s second term in office.
Senator Emmanuel Onwe, commissioner for information and orientation, disclosed this to newsmen after the state executive meeting in Abakaliki on Wednesday, April 17.
According to Onwe, the committee is headed by Chief Austin Umahi, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice chairman for the southeast zone, who is also the governor’s elder brother, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Legit.ng note that Onwe said: “Dr Hyginus Nwokwu, Secretary to the State Government (SSG) will serve as co-chairman, while the state’s PDP Chairman, Mr Onyekachi Nwebonyi and the Commissioner for Information will co-serve as Secretaries."
The commissioner said that the committee also included the governor’s principal secretary, commissioners, special assistants, among other top government officials.
He said: “The Speaker of the State House of Assembly and the State Chief Judge will also have a nominee each."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi appealed to the inspector general of police, Mohammed Adamu, to suspend the implementation of operation ‘Puff Adder’ security exercise in the state.
Umahi made the appeal on Tuesday, April 16, when the assistant inspector general of police in charge of zone 6, Musa Kimo paid him a courtesy visit.
The governor noted that the warring communities in Ikwo and Abakaliki local government area were peaceful presently.
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According to him, the government will inform the police authorities whether the exercise is still needed in the state and appealed for one week to determine such.
He said: “I asked both communities to give me a summation on how permanent peace will be restored and I can guarantee that there would be permanent peace in the communities."
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