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Imo Assembly Confirms Uzodinma’s 6 Commissioner Nominees

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The Imo State House of Assembly has confirmed the six additional commissioner nominees appointed by Governor Hope Uzodinma into the State Executive Council. 

Speaker Rt. Hon. Chike Olemgbe (APC-Ihitte Uboma) disclosed that the list of nominees was considered during an executive session yesterday before their appearance for screening.

The House majority leader, Kanayo Onyemaechi (APC Owerri West), moved the motion for screening, which was seconded by a member representing Owerri Municipal, Clinton Amadi (LP).

The confirmed nominees are Johncliff Nwadike, Ernest Ibejiako, Emeka Mbudem, Chief Ifeanyi Oru, Dr. Prosper Ohayagha and Chukwuemeka Okoronkwo.

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Following the screening, Deputy Speaker, Hon. Amarachi Iwuanyanwu (APC-Nwangele) moved a motion for their confirmation, noting that they had satisfied all requirements.

The motion was seconded by Clinton Amadi (LP-Owerri Municipal) after which the nominees were confirmed.

This brings the total number of confirmed nominees to 22, as 16 nominees had been previously screened and confirmed by the House.

In another report, the Government of Ebonyi State has debunked the report making the rounds on social media that it was among the states that borrowed ₦111.24 billion from domestic and foreign financiers in its first six months in office.

Dr. Leonard Uguru who is the Commissioner for Finance in the Ebonyi State, affirmed that Governor Francis Nwifuru has not borrowed from either internal or foreign creditors since he assumed office on May 29, 2023.

Uguru was reacting to the publication of the Debt Management Office, DMO, which reported that the Ebonyi State Government under Nwifuru, among other 16 states, had borrowed $125.1 million (N111.24 billion) from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

Ebonyi State, according to the report, has accumulated an external debt of $37.54 million.

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