Gov Otti Suspends Health Commissioner for Alleged Misconduct


Governor Alex Otti of Abia State has suspended the state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Ngozi Okoronkwo

According to statement issued by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Culture, Prince Okey Kanu, the suspension of the commissioner was to enable a committee investigate allegations of “gross misconduct” leveled against her.

Explaining further, Prince Kanu stated that “Governor Otti’s action is in line with his zero tolerance policy for misconduct of any kind, and strong adherence to the twin principles of transparency and accountability in governance to ensure that actions of appointees must at all times advance the good and well-being of Abians.”

The information commissioner assured the people of Abia State that the  “Government is committed to good governance and the rule of law under which persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.Consequently ,the the administration is painstaking in investigating and establishing facts of infractions or misconduct uncovered by it’s internal monitoring and feedback system.”

The Governor has therefore, directed “the Permanent Secretary Ministry of health Dr Ifeyinwa Kalu will collaborate with the Special Adviser to the Governor on Health, Dr. Mrs. Ngozi Azodo to run the affairs of the Ministry in the interim pending the outcome of further investigations into the allegations against Dr.Ngozi Okoronkwo.”


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