Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has sacked the Commissioner for Transport, Barr. Ekele Nwaohanmuo and the Transition Committee chairman of the Umunneochi council area, Mr. Matthew Ibe.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by Governor Ikpeazu’s Chief of Staff, Dr. Anthony Agbazuere. According to the statement, the Governor suspended the General Manager of the Traffic and Indiscipline Management Agency of Abia State, TIMAAS, Mr. Bright Chinedu Ikokwu; the Transition Committee Chairman of Aba South council, Mr. Cherechi Nwogu and his Aba North counterpart, Mr. Victor Ubani.

He also approved the appointment of Mr. Tony Nwanmuo and Mr. Godswill Nwonoruo, as commissioner nominees as well as Barr. Eze Chikamnayo, as the Transition Committee Chairman nominee for Umunneochi Council.

The statement read, “The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, Ph.D. has approved the immediate suspension of the following. The General Manager of Traffic and Indiscipline Management Agency of Abia State. The Transition Committee Chairman of Aba South Local Government Area. The Transition Committee Chairman of Aba North Local Government Area.

It continued, “The Governor has also relieved the Commissioner of Transport, Barr. Ekele Nwaohammuo of his appointment as Honourable Commissioner. The Transition Committee Chairman of Umuneochi LGA, Engr. Mathew Ibe has equally been relieved of his appointment. The Governor, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, Ph.D has also approved the appointment of the following as Commissioner Nominees – Tony Nwanmuo, Godswill Nwonoruo.”

The Governor has also approved the appointment of Ezechikamnayo as Transition Committee Chairman Nominee for the Umuneochi Local Government Area. The Deputy Chairmen of the affected Local Government Areas are to take over and together with their Heads of Service immediately set up a task force to check environmental indiscipline and other vices. TIMASS taskforce is also to be set up to further check these excesses,” it added.

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