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Otti Appoints Ihejirika, Ex-DSS Chief Into Security Council

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Abia State Governor, Dr. Alex Otti, has given his approval for the constitution of a Security Advisory Council and Security Trust Fund for the State.

The Eastern Updates reliably gathered among the people appointed to the state security council include the former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Azubuike Ihejirika; chairman of the council, former Director of State Security Service (DSS), Mr. Ray Nkedirim.

Other service personnel included in the council are DIG Uche Ivy Okoronkwo, (rtd),Vice Chairman; Maj. Gen. Abel Obi Umahi, (rtd); Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Emmanuel Chukwu (rtd); Maj. Gen. J.O. Nwaogbo (rtd);  and Navy Cmdr Macdonald Ubah (rtd), Secretary.

The governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr. Kazie Uko, also constituted the Security Trust Fund Committee.

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Members of the security trust fund include Chief Stanley Obiamarije – Chairman; Owelle Greg Okafor; Mrs. Ngozi Ekeoma; Chief Johnson Chukwu;  Mrs. Josephine Nweze; Mrs. Nkechi Obi; and Mr. Bank-Anthony Okoroafor.

Their appointments according to the statement take immediate effect.

Meanwhile, Governor Otti, has asserted that the state under his leadership is the turn of the masses to enjoy the dividends of democracy.

Otti, who made this assertion while hosting a delegation of Course 17, Syndicate 2 of the National Institute for Security Studies, Abuja, at Government House Umuahia, said he was on a mission to make the masses and not just a handful of privileged politicians, have a taste of good governance.

He claimed that politicians who have presided over the affairs of the state since the return of democracy in 1999, have helped themselves enough with the common patrimony.

The Governor told his audience that his recent decision to wipe off the backlog of pension arrears owed retirees since 2014, was a demonstration of his passion for the masses, who had been shortchanged by the ruling elite.

Africa Today News, New York

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