June 15, 2024

Otti appoints ex-COAS, Ihejirika as state security advisory council chairman


Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, has approved the constitution of a security advisory council and security trust fund for the state.

Consequently, Governor Otti has appointed the former Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Onyeabo Ihejirika (Rtd) as the Chairman of the council while a retired DIG of Police, Uche Ivy Okoronkwo is to serve as the Vice Chairman of the council.

Members of the council include Mr. Ray Nkemdirim, a security expert, Maj. Gen. Abel Obi Umahi, rtd, AVM Emmanuel Chukwu, rtd.

Other members are Maj Gen. J.O. Nwaogbo, rtd and Navy Cmdr Macdonald Ubah, rtd, who will serve as the secretary of the security council.

In the security trust fund, Governor Otti appointed Stanley Obiamarije as the Chairman while other members are Owelle Greg Okafor, Mrs Ngozi Ekeoma, Johnson Chukwu, Mrs Josephine Nweze, Mrs Nkechi Obi and Mr Bank-Anthony Okoroafor.

A statement signed by Kazie Uko, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor on Friday, said the appointments are with immediate effect.





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