Umahi Dissolves Executive Council; Retains 23 Out Of 106 Members.

By Mbam Ogodo, Abakaliki
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Ebonyi State Governor, Chief David Umahi has announced the dissolution of the State Executive Council with immediate effect.

Briefing newsmen on the outcome of the state Executive Council meeting, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr Kenneth Ugbala announced this after the council's meeting on Friday in Abakaliki.

Dr Ugballa said the dissolution is in phases pointing out that some key officers were not affected by the first phase of the dissolution.

They include the SSG himself, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Cletus Ofoke, Commissioner for Finance, Orlando Nweze and Commissioner for Information, Uchenna Orji.

Others are Commissioner for Border Peace, Stanley Okoro Emegha, SSA Investment, Chioma Nweze, Commissioner for Capital City, Onyekachi Nwebonyi. Commissioner for Road Infrastructure Concession, Nweze Kings, and his counterpart in charge of Works, Ogbonnaya Obasi as well as the SSA on Welfare and Religious Matters, Rev Fr Abraham Nwali are also to remain.

The Special Assistants to the Governor, office of the Deputy Governor, Capital City, Finance, Parks, Media and Medicals are also to remain in their position.

Also all Personal Assistants to the governor are also not affected by the dissolution

Mr Ugbala said the dissolution is to enable the government to carry out an appraisal of their performances

He said the dissolution does not mean that it is the end of the road for the officers pointing out that they may still come back after the appraisal.