Connect with us


Abia governor sacks commissioner, suspends local council chairmen



Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, on Sunday sacked the state Commissioner for Transport, Ekele Nwaohammuo.

The Chief of Staff to the Governor, Dr. Anthony Agbazuere, who disclosed this in a statement titled, “Government special announcement,” said Governor Ikpeazu also relieved the Chairman of the Transition Committee in Umuneochi local government area of the state, Engr. Mathew Ibe, of his duties.

He added that the local council chiefs in Aba North, Victor Ubani and his Aba South counterpart, Cherechi Wogu, were suspended by the governor.

READ ALSO: Showdown imminent as Gov Ikpeazu’s camp asks Abia Assembly Speaker to resign

Also suspended was the General Manager of the state’s Traffic and Indiscipline Management Agency, Mr. Bright Ikeokwu.

But Umahi forwarded the names of two commissioner nominees – Tony Nwanmuo and Godswill Nwonoruo – to the state House of Assembly for confirmation.

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

If you are motivated and passionate about building a global society, founded on justice, equity, fairness, transparency, accountability and superior knowledge, kindly consider donating to Ripples Nigeria’s solutions journalism.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now