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Imo State governor fires six commissioners

Channels Television  
Updated June 13, 2012
The Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha

The Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha on Wednesday sacked six commissioners from his cabinet and conducted a minor reshuffle which affected some senior special assistants as well as special assistants.

Briefing Government journalists after an exco meeting in Owerri the Imo state capital, the Chief of Staff to the governor, Eze Madumere said that the state governor has deemed it fit to make some changes after the celebration of his one year in office.

“When you celebrate one year, you tend to make some changes, and reflect back on things and add some new faces and sharp brains that will move things forward,” he said.

Mr Madumere said that the commissioners who were dropped have performed well in their various services to the state and they are all appreciated by the government.

The Commissioners of women affairs and social development, information, tourism, public utilities, housing, commerce and industry were all dropped from Mr Okorocha’s cabinet

The Chief of Staff further said that six names have been forwarded to the state House of Assembly for screening for the positions of Commissioners in the state.

The list according to Mr Madumere contained the names of Chinedu Offor, former senior special assistant to the governor on media and Charles Onuoha former special adviser to the governor on MDGS.

Others include, Professor Chima Ewuchukwu, Ecchi Mbanaso, Nnanna Ugochi Okoro and Emma Ekweremuba