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Gov. Okorocha sacks Information commissioner, others

16 September 2016, 06:20

Owerri - Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo has relieved the Commissioner for Information in the state, Dr Vitais Ajumbe of his duties.

Also sacked from office are the Special Adviser to the governor on Public Enlightenment and Strategy, Kelechi Okpalaeke, and Special Adviser on Niger Delta Affairs, Justice Odika.

According to a statement from the Principal Secretary to the governor, Pascal Obi, in Owerri on Thursday, the sack is with immediate effect.

The governor on the other hand has appointed Pastor Ralp Afoaku as the Director General of the state-onwed media, the Imo Broadcasting Corporation (IBC).

Also read: PHOTOS: Avengers in Imo surrender to Governor Okorocha

Afoaku replaces Esther Obong-Egbuna the former DG, who died three months ago.

Okorocha also appointed Hilary Opara, Deputy Inspector General of Police (rtd) as Special Adviser on Security Matters, while Mr Ananyo Chukwu is the Special Adviser on Social Media.

Also appointed is Evan Enwerem (jnr) as the transition Committee Chairman for Ikeduru Local Government Area.

The statement adivises all those affected to hand over all government property in their care to the permanent secretaries in their ministries.

The governor also wished them well in their future endeavours.



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