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Governor Okorocha Sacks Information Commissioner, 2 Others



Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has relieved the Commissioner for Information in the state, Dr. Vitalis 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-owned media, Imo Broadcasting Corporation (IBC).

Afoaku replaces Esther Obong-Egbuna who died three months ago.

Okorocha also appointed Hilary Opara, a retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police as Special Adviser on Security Matters, while Ananyo Chukwu was appointed as the Special Adviser on Social Media.

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

The statement advises 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.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. kuku

    September 16, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Dee ANAYO!

    Sacking UPANDAN and reserving the juiciest positions for family and inlaws.

    Leadership no dey easy, You’ve made mistakes and stepped on toes. I pray God guides you the rest of the way and preserves you for your family.

    In the eyes of our loved ones we never do wrong.

  2. Anon

    September 16, 2016 at 10:24 am

    I wonder if they fell out with his son-in-law Uche Nwosu and/or his wife, Nneoma? That seems to be the trend these days.

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