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Okowa dissolves cabinet

Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa on Tuesday dissolved his administration’s cabinet.

He announced the dissolution during the state executive council meeting held at Government House, Asaba and presided over by him.

Charles Aniagwu, the immediate past state commissioner for information disclosed this to journalists during the post-exco briefing in Asaba, saying “by this dissolution, I am now the immediate past commissioner for information”.

He said the governor directed all commissioners, to hand over to their permanent secretaries with immediate effect.

All special advisers are also to hand over to persons next to them in official ranking, including the chief strategist of the government; of course the chief of staff, the secretary to the state government, and the senior political advisers”.

Aniagwu noted that the government before announcing the dissolution of the exco, thanked all members of the council for their contributions, both those who have been there for the past six years and those who joined the train two years ago.

“In doing so, you will have to also see how some other Deltans possibly those who have been on the train would also be brought in to strengthen governance and to ensure that the desire to build much stronger Delta is realised.

“But prior to the dissolution, the exco had made a number of approvals which include the dismissal of one Benard Onomovu from the civil service. He was one of those responsible for the inclusion of some names in payroll illegally, Aniagwu further revealed.

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