Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state on Wednesday, May 15, dissolved the state executive council weeks after the general election in which he won a second term.
The development was confirmed by Enyinnaya Appolos, the governor's chief press secretary, in a statement.
According to Appolos, the governor retained six out of the 27 commissioners who had been with him in his administration.
The statement obtained by Legit.ng said: "The governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed the immediate dissolution of the State Executive Council (EXCO) with the exception of the following commissioners:
1. Rt Hon Eziuche Ubani, commissioner for Works
2. Chief John Okiyi Kalu, commissioner for Infornation
3. Dr Aham Uko, commissioner for Environment
4. Mr Obinna Oriaku, commissioner for Finance
5. Dr John Ahukannah, commissioner for Health
6. Chief Umeh Kalu, attorney general and commisioner for Justice
"Governor Ikpeazu wishes to express his sincere appreciation to the outgoing members of the executive council for their service to the state."
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The outgoing commissioners were directed to hand over state government property in their possession to the permanent secretaries of their various ministries.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano, on Monday, May 6, announced a major plan to sack all the political appointees in his administration in the state saying this is to ensure that only the right people are allowed to play roles.
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