Suspended Health Commissioner Under Probe, Will be Prosecuted — Alex Otti

Abia State Governor, Alex Otti has announced that Dr. Ngozi Okoronkwo, the suspended Commissioner for Health, is currently under investigation.

The governor stated that if the allegations against her are substantiated, she will face prosecution.

“The suspension of the Commissioner of Health is based on allegations of suspicion. A committee has already been established, and the results of their investigation will be forthcoming,” Governor Otti explained.

He further mentioned that if Dr. Okoronkwo is cleared of any wrongdoing, she will be reinstated to her position. However, if she is found guilty, appropriate actions will be taken against her.

In a conversation with journalists in Umuahia on Friday night, Governor Otti also addressed the termination of his former Chief Press Secretary, Kazie Uko, describing it as part of a broader reorganization effort. He emphasized that “no appointment is permanent.” 

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Governor Otti, however, reaffirmed his commitment to holding those responsible for the recent killing of soldiers at Obikabia Junction accountable.

He stated, “We are dedicated to ensuring the security of our state and will leave no stone unturned in investigating the incident. We have been receiving updates and will share further information at the appropriate time. We have empowered Operation Crush to combat crime across the state.”

Additionally, Governor Otti announced the appointment of a Chief Information Technologist to spearhead the state’s digital transformation. This initiative will introduce broadband technology and improve internet access.

He explained that this effort aims to prepare Abia for the future by digitally transforming its economy, enhancing technology, and providing unlimited internet access. The name of the Chief Information Technologist will be revealed soon.

The governor emphasized the crucial role of internet access in economic growth and announced plans to extend infrastructural development to all 17 local government areas in the coming months.

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