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Abia State Governor, Alex Otti has announced the dissolution of the local government transition committees which were put in place by the immediate past governor of the State, Okezie Ikpeazu.
This decision was announced on Thursday in a statement by his media aide Ferdinand Ekeoma which was obtained by The Eastern Updates, it read in part; ‘The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti has approved the dissolution of the 17 Local Government Transition Committees and removal of all Chairmen and their Deputies’.
‘The removed Chairmen are to hand over to the Heads of Service of their respective Local Governments.
In a similar development, Governor Otti approved the removal of the education secretaries of the 17 local governments.
‘Each affected education secretary is to hand over to the most senior director,” the statement added.
‘These directives take immediate effect, therefore, the affected persons should comply and ensure seamless transfer of power in the LGAs.’
The Eastern Updates had earlier reported that Governor Otti had earlier directed that all accounts of the Abia State Government be immediately frozen as well as those of its agencies domiciled in every bank and financial institution across the state and country.
Also, Otti had directed the immediate suspension of all kinds of Transport Levies payable to Abia government and imposed on Tricycles (Keke), Buses, Taxis, and other commercial vehicles plying Abia roads.
He said that the suspension takes immediate effect and will remain until government reviews these levies and makes public its arrangements for the smooth, organized and transparent collection of such transport Levies in a manner that would not lead to extortion, intimidation, and violation of rights and privileges of Abia residents.