Monday, 19 January 2015

Ebonyi: Elechi to reshuffle cabinet soon





 
 Governor Martin Elechi of Ebonyi State has stated that his
administration will continue to reshuffle his cabinet as many times as
possible to fill vacancies created by the resignation of some members
of his cabinet who have resigned their appointment to seek election
into various political positions and will continue to reshuffle if
more of the commissioners should resign.
Elechi disclosed this in the State’s Executive Council Chamber when he
carried out a minor cabinet reshuffle during which the Secretary to
the State Government, Chief FOU Mbam was relieved of his appointment
and replaced by Dr. Boniface Chima while other serving commissioners
were re-deployed to other ministries.
The Governor, who explained that time, was not on his side to appoint
new commissioners to fill in the vacancies created to by the
resignation noted that it will amount to economic waste to bring in
fresh hands into the cabinet since they would not be able to offset
car loan to be given to them, adding that they would also not be able
to study the environment they will find themselves.
The commissioners who were affected by the cabinet shake up are Dr.
Ifeanyi Ike, Commissioner for Commerce and Industry is to supervise
the Ministry of Information and State Orientation, Engr. Chukwuma
Nwadungo, Commissioner for Works and Transports is also to supervise
the Department of Petroleum Products, Pricing and distribution.
Others include Jonah Egba who was formerly in charge of Inter-Party
Dialogue but now to take charge of Department of Economic Empowerment
and Poverty Reduction as well as the Department of Grant and Donor
Agency while the Commissioner for Environment, Barrister Dave Egbu is
now in charge of Department of Solid Mineral.
The Commissioner in charge of Boarder, Peace and Conflict Resolution,
Mr. Donatus Aja is to takeover the Ministry of Environment to be
assisted by the Governor’s Special Assistant on Project
Monitoring,Engr. Felix Ottah.
Governor Elechi further said that the Department of Boarder, Peace and
Conflict Resolution and the Department of Inter –Party Dialogue has
been shut down.
“Since the leave of political activities was lifted last quarter of
last year, my executive council witnessed the resignation of a number
of commissioners and special advisers who want to foray into politics
and gave them my blessings so to do. Ever since then people have
expected that I would appoint new commissioners.
“It is neither necessary nor expedient for two reasons. The truth is
that the time is too short for new commissioners to effectively know
their environment and swing on to action. Secondly, if you appoint
them, you have to give them car loan which they will not be able to
retire before five months even six months. So we are streamlining our
activities to our greatest effort and say it was better to make use
that was left to give better services in the area needed.
“I want to emphasis that the reduction in number should not imply
reduction either in quality or discharge of service to our people.
This age ICT implies that what ordinarily three four people will do,
one person can do it because we are better equipped now.
“Vacancies were created by the resignation of the Commissioner for
Information and State Orientation, the Department of petroleum Product
Pricing and Distribution, Department of Solid Mineral Development,
Department of Economic Empowerment and Poverty Reduction, and
Department of Grant and Donor Agency.
“So, Dr. Ifeanyi Ike Commissioner for Commerce and Industry has been
doubling as the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, he
retains the two portfolios. Engr. Chukwuma Nwandugo, Commissioner for
Works and Transport will also take the additional Supervising of the
Department of Petroleum Products, Pricing and Distribution.
“Commissioner in charge of Inter-Party Dialogue, Comrade Jonah Egba
will assume the new function of Commissioner in charge of Donor Agency
which is now going to be in charge of Economic Empowerment and Poverty
Reduction, and the Commissioner in charge of Environment, Barrister
Dave Egbu will now shift to the Department of Solid Mineral
Development.
“The Secretary to the State Government, chief FOU Mbam is being
relived of his duty on health ground. He has been with me for seven
and half years and I want him to attend to his health challenges. We
wish him very quick recovery and a new SSG I being appointed from
effect from today”, Elechi said.

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