By Alfred Agudiebube

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has approved the immediate dissolution of the Boards of some establishments in the state.

This was contained in a statement issued to newsmen by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Enyinnaya Appolos and made available to Naijawatchdog on Saturday.

Although the Gov. Ikpeazu has not been seen since winning his election for the second tenure, the statement quoted the him as directing that all government properties in possession of the leaders of the dissolved board be handed over to the relevant offices.

The board dissolved by the governor include: the Abia State Water Board, Abia State Transport Corporation, Umuahia Capital Development Authority, Abia State Housing Corporation, Board of Internal Revenue, Abia State Road Maintenance Agency and Abia State Physical Planning Board.

The number stretches to Abia State Library Board, Open Space Developmemt Commission, Land Use Allocation Committee, Ekeoha Market Board/Committee, Ariaria Market Board/Committee, Eziukwu Market Board/Committee and Ngwa Road Market Board/Committee. 

Some other boards dissolved includes: Traditional Medicine Council, Broadcasting Corporation of Abia State, Enyimba Football Club, Abia Warriors Football Club, Abia State Passenger Integrated Manifest and Safety Scheme and Abia State Environmental Protection Agency Board.

Others are the Abia State Oil Palm Development Company, World Bank Urban Development Project, Aba Textiles Mill, Abia Palm Limited, Abia Newspaper Corporation, Abia State Scholarship Board, Abia Tourism Board, Agency for Mass Literacy, Abia Essential Drug Services Board, Agricultural Development Program, Abia State Council for Art And Culture and State Emergency Management Agency. 

The Governor according to the statement also expressed appreciation to members of the Boards for their service to the state.

Meanwhile, Sources close to the government revealed that the dissolution of these boards were in connection with the poor performances of the Directors whom the governor believed needs to go for better administration of the parastatals.



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