Dr. Alex Otti led government of Abia State has suspended all the permanent secretaries in the various Ministries, Agencies and Departments as well as the Head of Service.
The state government in a press statement signed by Kazie Uko, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor said their suspension which is with immediate effect is as a result of the inauguration of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the Recovery of Properties and Funds belonging to Abia State Government.
“Consequently, the Governor has approved the appointment of Lady Joy Maduka, Director, Ministry of Education, as Acting Head of Service (HOS).
“All the Permanent Secretaries, except the following:
1. John Pedro Iroakazi – Clerk of the House;
2. Mrs. U. G. Uche Ikonne – Solicitor General are by this notice directed to hand over to the most senior Director in their respective Ministries, Departments and Agencies,” the statement reads in part.