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Cabinet: Imo Assembly Confirms Uzodinma’s Commissioners

Reports reaching the desk of The Eastern Updates has it that the Imo State House of Assembly has confirmed all the commissioner nominees on the list sent by Governor Hope Uzodinma for ratification and confirmation.

Among those confirmed by the Assembly are the immediate past commissioner for information and strategy, Declan Emelumba, the immediate past commissioner for works, Ralph Nwosu, and Chimezie Amadi, the immediate past commissioner of digital economy and e-govt.

Others are Lady Nkechi Ugwu, Anselm Anyanwu, Dr Chika Abazu, Modestus Osakwe, ⁠Cosmos Maduba, the immediate past commissioner for agriculture and natural resources, ⁠Major Emenike, immediate past commissioner for environment and Obinna Onyeocha-Everistus.

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The Clerk of the House of Assembly, Mrs Chinelo Emeghara, before the exercise said 12 names have been forwarded by the governor for screening in the first batch.

She added that four more names are being expected.

The Eastern Updates recalls that the governor dissolved his cabinet on January 16, 2024, the day after his inauguration on January 15, 2024.

In another report, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has lashed out at the  former Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano accusing him of evading the service of court process in a case of alleged money laundering.

During the court proceedings, Sylvanus Tahir, counsel for the EFCC, informed the court of the challenges faced in serving Obiano with court documents related to the charges against him.

The Eastern Updates reports that Obiano was arraigned by the EFCC on January 24 on nine charges bordering on alleged money laundering amounting to N4 billion.

The charges allege that Obiano diverted Anambra State’s security votes to the tune of N4,008,573,350 during his tenure as governor from 2014 to 2022.

Tahir stated that efforts to serve Obiano’s reply to his motion challenging the court’s jurisdiction had been unsuccessful. Despite attempts to deliver the documents to Obiano’s legal team, including a visit to his lawyer’s office, they were unable to serve him.

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