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Ugwuanyi presents list of 24 commissioner nominees to legislators

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ENUGU State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi yesterday submitted list of twenty-four commissioner nominees to the Enugu State House of Assembly for consideration and confirmation.

Prominent in the list include former Ambassador and two-term governorship candidate of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Ambassador Fidel Ayogu; two term member of House of Representatives for Nkanu East and West Constituency, Princess Peace Nnaji and the founding chairman of Enugu PDP in the state, Charles C. Egumgbe, among others.

Meanwhile, major markets in Enugu state remained closed throughout yesterday as traders went in protest over the transfer of 47 Boko Haram prisoners to Ekwulobia prison in Anambra State by the Federal Government. The Guardian gathered that the one-day protest was agreed upon during a well-attended meeting of the South East Amalgamated Traders Association held at 52, Modebe Street, Onitsha on July 4.

The one-day protest by the traders is part of the ongoing resistance and public outcries against the transfer of the Boko Haram prisoners to Ekwulobia Prisons. Leader of the House, Hon. Ikechukwu Ezeugwu (PDP, Udenu constituency) who moved the motion urged his colleagues to accept the list of the nominees for consideration, stressing that it would help facilitate the activities of government.

Speaker of the House, Hon. Edward Ubosi (PDP, Enugu East) urged the commissioner nominees to submit 25 copies of their curriculum vitae for screening.

It was learnt that participants at the meeting drawn from various traders’ unions and associations in the South Eastern states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo, strongly condemned the transfer of the Boko Haram prisoners to Ekwulobia prison and asked President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency remove them from Igbo land.

The Guardian, which moved round, the state discovered that Ogbete Main Market, Kenyatta Market and Garriki Market, all in Enugu capital city were under lock and key. The Nsukka Timber Market also joined in the exercise.


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