2023: Four commissioners leave the Umahi cabinet

No less than four Ebonyi State Executive Council Commissioners have resigned to pursue their various political ambitions in the 2023 general election.

State Information Commissioner Uchenna Orji told Abakaliki on Friday as she briefed reporters on the results of the council’s weekly meeting.

According to him, the Council received a report on the resignations of these members in pursuit of their political aspirations and, therefore, accepted the resignations.

He said: “Members concerned include Chief Onyekachi Nwebonyi, former Commissioner for Capital and Urban Development and Chief Emma Uguru, former Commissioner for Lands and Surveys.

“Eze Nwachukwu, former commissioner for cross-party affairs and Ukie Ezeali, former commissioner for business development have also resigned.”

Orji further announced that the governor had signed an executive order on the indiscriminate pasting of papers, posters and the erection of billboards throughout the state.

“The Executive Council noted that the ordinance was welcome to reinforce the state’s status of having one of the cleanest capitals in the country,” he added.

He further announced that the Council took note of the report on the seventh anniversary of the state government and approved the sum of N600 million for the scheme.

“The program will run for one week from the first week of June as a committee led by Deputy State Governor Dr. Kelechi Igwe and co-chaired by Chief Austin Umahi has been formed about it,” did he declare.

He noted that the Council decided to recall the suspended leadership of the State College of Education, Ikwo and ordered that they be tried for three months.

“They are at risk of being dismissed if they are found to be insufficient, as the recall does not, however, apply to illegally recruited staff in the college.”

Health Commissioner Dr Daniel Umezurike said the government has approved free laboratory services for the population from June 1, 2022.

“This service will last for two months and will be performed at King David University of Medical Sciences in Uburu. The cost of the service will be borne by the state government,” Umezurike said.

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