Fake Imo Niger Delta Militants: Okorocha sacks Information commissioner, others


Barely a few days after some alleged Niger Delta Militants in Imo State surrendered their guns and ammunition to embrace the amnesty programme of Governor, Rochas Okorocha of Imo State.

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha

The news about the Imo State Militants sets the social media on fire, as many were making jest of the kind of ammunition whom the militants alleged to have surrendered in the name of embracing Okorocha’s amnesty programme.

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As the public didn’t buy such information, Governor Okorocha has relieved his Commissioner for Information, Dr Vitalis Ajumbe of his duties in state of what we could not ascertain.

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Also sacked from office are the Special Adviser to the governor on Public Enlightenment and Strategy, Kelechi Okpalaeke and Special Adviser on Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Justice Odika.

According to a statement from Okorocha’s Principal Secretary, Mr Pascal Obi, in Owerri, yesterday, the sack is with immediate effect.

The governor, on the other hand, has appointed Pastor Ralp Afoaku as the Director General of the state-owned media, Imo Broadcasting Corporation (IBC).

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Afoaku replaces Mrs Esther Obong-Egbuna the former DG who died three months ago.

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Guns alleged militants surrendered to the Imo State Government

Okorocha also appointed Hilary Opara, deputy Inspector General of Police (rtd) as his Special Adviser on Security Matters, while Mr Anayo Chukwu is the Special Adviser on Social Media.

Also appointed is Evan Enwerem (jnr) as the Transition Committee Chairman for Ikeduru Local Government Area.

The statement advises all those affected to hand over all government property in their care to the permanent secretaries in their ministries.The governor also wished them well in their future endeavours.

Source – Dailysun


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