Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma on Wednesday dissolved the state’s Executive Council, and sacked 20 of the 27 commissioners in the cabinet.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba who confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri, said the governor retained eight commissioners.
He said the dissolution was to restructure the governor’s administration to further achieve his numerous projects of the 3R of Rehabilitation, Reconstruction, and Recovery agenda.
Emelumba said the eight commissioners that were retained included information and Strategy, Works, Finance, Health and Youths. Others were Tourism, Technology and Women Affairs.
According to him, the governor wants to rejig his administration and soon he will reconstitute his cabinet to further achieve his agenda for Imo people,” he said.
The development comes a few weeks after unknown gunmen attacked the country home of Governor Uzodinma, in Oru East local government area of the state.