The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has dissolved the State Executive Council with immediate effect.
Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Kenneth Ugbala, announced the dissolution after the council’s meeting on Friday in Abakaliki.
He, however, pointed out some key officers were not affected by the first phase of the dissolution.
According to him, those not affected by the development include; SSG, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Cletus Ofoke; Commissioner for Finance, Orlando Nweze and Commissioner for Information, Uchenna Orji.
“Others are Commissioner for Border Peace, Stanley Okoro Emegha; SSA Investment, Chioma Nweze and Commissioner for Capital City, Onyekachi Nwebonyi.
“Commissioner for Road Infrastructure Concession, Nweze Kings, and his counterpart in charge of Works, Ogbonnaya Obasi as well as the SSA on Welfare and Religious Matters, Rev Fr Abraham Nwali are also to remain.
“The Special Assistants to the Governor office of the Deputy Governor, Capital City, Finance, Parks, Media and Medicals are also to remain in their positions.
“Also all Personal Assistants to the Governor are also not affected by the dissolution,” the statement said.
Ugbala further revealed that the dissolution is to enable the government to carry out an appraisal of their performances.