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Abia to ascertain structural stability of offices


Abia State Executive Council has directed the state Commissioner For Housing and the state Head of Service to meet with the leadership of the state Chapter of the Nigerian Society of Engineers to evaluate the conditions of the state government secretariats to ascertain the level of their structural stability.

This was one of the decisions the Council took yesterday during it’s meeting presided over by governor Okezie Ikpeazu which ( decision s) included review of security, peace and rapid development of the state.


According to the state Information Commissioner Chief John Okiyi Kalu, the Council after assessing the fight against COVID-19 in the state, noted it has recorded appreciable success, adding however, that the fight should be given new impetus in the area of community sensitization on preventive measures, testing and management of patients.

Council directed the state inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19, led by the Secretary to the state government Mr Chris Ezem, and the Ministry of Finance to publish before end of the week, details of the donations made to the COVID-19 in the state and how the donations were being managed


Similarly, the Council directed the Ministry of Environment and State Environmental Sanitation Agency ASEPA to review and rejig current waste management strategy in the state with a view to ensuring visible and appreciable improvement in the area of disposal and collection of refuse just as it directed the Ministry of Trade and Investments to collaborate with the LGAs Transition Chairmen to ensure that all markets are cleaned regularly in a sustainable manner.

Emphasizing the need for all ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to ensure strict compliance with employment regulations in the state public service including obtaining and strictly following the terms of employment waivers, Counci reiterated the extant status of the embargo on employment.


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