Ikpeazu dissolves Abia Environmental Agency as appointee rejects Gov’s appointment

By Chijindu Emeruwa

The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has approved the immediate dissolution of Abia State Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA) Team in charge of Aba North zone.

This was contained in terse release signed by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Barrister Chris Ezem and made available to newsmen, in Umuahia, on Thursday.

Governor Ikpeazu directed Mr Uche Nwosu to take charge of the zone pending the constitution of a new management team of the Abia State Environmental Protection Agency(ASEPA) for Aba North zone.

According to the press release, “Mr Nwosu is expected to carry out immediate intervention exercise within the zone to evacuate all refuse and ensure proper sanitation”.

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Meanwhile, Mr. Uche Nwosu, has turned down the appointment by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to oversee ASEPA Aba North zone.

Nwosu said he was neither consulted nor did he engage in discussion with anyone relating to any form of political appointment.

He posited in a press statement issued to journalists in Umuahia, Thursday, that the appointment amounted to a huge charade and was totally out of place for him to condescend so low as to accept political appointment from a government that have deliberately refused to live above board.

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“Parts of the statement read, “my attention has been drawn to a press statement made by Barr Chris Ezem, Secretary to the State Government and posted on social media by “The Abia Info news blog” which stated that “the Governor has directed Mr Uche Nwosu to take charge of ASEPA- Aba zone pending the constitution of a new management team”.

“I have been receiving calls since afternoon when the press statement went in circulation on social media. It is in the light of this I considered it necessary to issue a press statement to formally inform the members of my family, friends, leaders and members of my political party–APC Abia State Chapter, that I was neither consulted nor did i engage in discussion with anyone relating to any form of political appointment.

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“I have a lot I can depend on as a private person and therefore not interested in any form of appointment from the current state government”.

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