Umuahia - The Abia Government said on Monday that Governor Theodore Orji had submitted a list of 23 commissioner nominees, including four women, to the State House of Assembly for screening.
A statement in Umuahia by the Secretary to the government, Professor Agu Mkpa, said the nominees would be invited for screening by the house.
Kenneth Nwosu, former Executive Director at the National Root Crop Research Institute in Umudike near Umuahia, is among the nominees.
Nine former commissioners, including Eze Chikamnayo, the immediate past Commissioner for Information and Strategy, also made the list.
The governor dissolved the former State Executive Council on May 15.