Ebonyi Governor reshuffles cabinet, juggles commissioners
NEWS DIGEST – Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Wednesday effected a minor cabinet reshuffle during the state Executive Council meeting.
Senator Emmanuel Onwe, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, told newsmen after the meeting that Chief Moses Nome was reassigned to his former Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
“The former Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Ikechukwu Nwobo, will now oversee the new ministry created by the committee headed by the Deputy Governor – the ministry of Special Projects,” he said.
Onwe remarked that the council received and accepted the resignation of the former Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Dr. Dennis Ekumankama, who is contesting for a senatorial seat in the 2019 general elections.
“A new commissioner was therefore sworn in to replace him in the ministry. She is Mrs. Ugo Nnachi,” he said.
The commissioner also announced that Chief Joseph Obasi was appointed as the Acting Commissioner for Economic Empowerment and Job Creation to replace Mr. Uchenna Orji.