Gov Otti sacks education secretaries in Abia, appoints more aides

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By Daniel Chibuike

Governor Alex Otti of Abia State has removed Education Secretaries in the entire seventeen LGAs of the state and also dissolved the Chairmen of Transition Committees of the 17 LGAs of the state.

The Governor in a statement signed by Mr Ferdinand Ekeoma, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, directed the removed Education Secretaries to hand over to the most senior civil servant in their offices with immediate effect.

The Governor equally directed all the dissolved Local Government Transition Committee Chairmen to hand over to the Heads of Service, HoS in their LGAs.

Similarly, the Governor has made more appointments into his administration.

In a statement signed by Mr Kazie Ukoh, his Chief Press Secretary, Otti named the following persons:

Michael Akpara, Special Adviser on Finance, Uwanna Ikechuckwu, Senior Special Assistant on Legal matters and Professor Uche Eme Uche, Special Adviser on Education.

Others were Professor Joel F. Ogbonna, Special Adviser on Petroleum matters, Dr Clifford C.Agbaeze, Senior Special Assistant on Agriculture, Mr Chimereze Okigbo, Special Adviser on Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, Mr Uche Mark Nwosu, Chief of Protocol, Mr Uche Ukeje, Special Assistant on Aba rejuvenation and Mr Dodoh Okafor, Special Assistant on Public Communication.

Others are Mr. Dodoh Okafor – Special Assistant on Public Communication, Mr Uzor Nwachukwu, Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Kingsley Anosike, Special Adviser on Planning and Strategy, Uzoma Nwagba, Senior Special Assistant on Digital Economy and SME, Rev Fr Christian Uche Anokwuru, Special Adviser on Policies and Interventions.

The rest are Mrs Ifeoma Thomas, Special Assistant on Vulnerable Groups and Poverty Alleviation, Pastor Dike Nwankwo, Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties, Mr Okey Kanu, Special Adviser on Strategic Communications,
Dr. Betty Emeka-Obasi, Senior Special Assistant, Special Duties, Chinedu Ekeke, Senior Special Assistant on Youth and Sports Development, Chuka Ofili, Senior Special Assistant, Domestic.

Governor Otti also named Mr Luke Ukara Onyeani as his Special Assistant on Legislative Matters, Navy Commander Macdonald Ubah, Rtd, Special Adviser on Security and Chimezie Ukaegbu as his Special Adviser on Trade and Commerce.

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