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Shake up as Gov. Ikpeazu Sacks Commissioner, Committee Chairmen, Makes New Appointments


The Abia State Commissioner of Transport, Ekele Nwaohammuo, has been sacked by the State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu over alleged gross misconduct and anti-party activities.

Transition Committee Chairmen of Aba North (Victor Ubani); Aba South (Cherechi Wogu) and Umunneochi (Mathew Ibe) were also sacked.

General Manager of Traffic and Indiscipline Management Agency of Abia State (TIMAAS) Bright Ikeokwu was also relived of his duties.

A statement yesterday by Ikpeazu’s Chief of Staff, Anthony Agbazuere, gave no reason for their sack. But sources said the sacks could not be unconnected to gross-misconducts and anti-party activities of those concerned.

The governor also approved the appointment of Ezechikamnayo as Transition Committee Chairman Nominee for Umuneochi, while Tony Nwanmuo and  Godswill Nwonoruo have been sent to the House of Assembly as Commissioner-nominees.

The statement reads: “…the deputy chairmen of the affected councils should take over and, together with their Heads of Service, set up a taskforce to check environmental indiscipline and other vices.

“TIMASS taskforce is also to be set up to further check these excesses.”

Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, had earlier announced that he is prepared to resume his duties assuring the people that he is hale and hearty.

He thanked his deputy, Ude Oko Chukwu for effective representation after he tested positive for COVID-19.

Ikpeazu in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka, on Wednesday, thanked the health workers who attended to him, for their dedication and professionalism.

Ememanka said: “Governor Ikpeazu reminded Abians that the COVID-19 pandemic remains with us and this requires every single Abian to continue to take very seriously all the protocols enunciated by the NCDC.

“Throughout my life, my faith and confidence in the Almighty God has remained unshaken and will remain so. It is His grace that upholds me. This latest in the series of the intervention of God in my life will spur me to rededicate my life to the service of our people.

“He reminds all Abians that the prevailing times demand the highest level of personal responsibility and asked the people not to let their guards down”.



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