The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, on Friday approved 27 persons as commissioner-nominees and forwarded their names to the Abia State House of Assembly for screening.
This was disclosed by the Secretary to the State Government, Barrister Chris Ezem.
The commissioner-nominees are Mazi Donatus Okorie, Ndom Godwin, Chief Okezie Erondu, Professor Ikechi Mgbeoji, Karibe Ojigwe, Chief Mrs Uwaoma Olewengwa, Prince C.O.Enweremadu, Barr Charles Esonu, Chief Chinagorom Nwankpa, Hon Monday Ajaegbu, Mr Sopuruchi Bekee, Deaconess Rose Urenta, Chief Kingsley Imaga, Chidiebere Uwagwu Kalu, Barr I.C. Mark, Chief Chisom Nwachukwu, Chief Eze Nwanganga, Barr Tony Nwanmuo, Barr Sam Nwogu, Dr Chidi Onwuchuruba, Ugochukwu Emezue, Mrs Adaku Oseiza, Barr Eze Chikamnayo, Chief Godswill Nwanoruo, Prince Obinna Okey, Chief Ukwu Rocks Emma and Barr C.C. Emelogu.
The Governor who dissolved his cabinet on the 23rd of January, retained only five commissioners- that of Justice, Finance, Health, Works and Information who are still in service.
With these new 27 commissioners, the total number of commissioners in the state will be 32.