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Surprise As Umahi Sacks State Executive Council

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

Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Kenneth Ugbala announced the dissolution after the council’s meeting on Friday in Abakaliki.

He however pointed out some key officers were not affected by the first phase of the dissolution.

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Those not affected, according to him, include 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.

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 are also to retain thier positions.

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 also 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 that it is the end of the road for the affected exco members, pointing out they may still come back after the appraisal.

 

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