The governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu has fired the Chief Rowland Nwakanma, the Deputy General Manager of Abia State environmental protection Agency (ASEPA) Aba and all the local government waste management Zonal heads. earlier reported that the governor few weeks ago fired Mr. Eze Okwulehie, the the General Manager of Abia State Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA), Umuahia.

The sack was contained in statement signed by Barr Chris Ezem, Secretary to Abia State Government .

This development is coming as the state management handlers are not leaving up to expectation in the waste management of the state as evident in the state.

Political analyst and critics have faulted the inability of the governor to exercise his political will by checkmating and sacking any political appointee who is not leaving up to expectation on the grand purpose of moving governance in the state forward. However the reason for increasing failure in waste disposal and management by the handlers is yet to be made public to the knowledge and records of

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The press state statement reads:


The Governor of Abia State Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu has approved the immediate removal of Chief Rowland Nwakanma , the Deputy General Manager Abia state environmental protection Agency (Asepa)Aba and all the Local Government waste management Zonal Heads in Aba except Aba Owerri road, Ikot ekpene road and express.

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All the Sweepers in these areas are not affected and should continue to discharge their daily duties of keeping the roads clean.

Government further direct that the Honourable Commissioner for Environment should takeover and oversee Aba Waste Management and to immediately advertise for the engagement of Professional Waste Managers to handle the Various Zones.

Government will henceforth not Condone any lapses in the waste management effort in Aba and Umuahia and accordingly expect immediate evacuation of all residual wastes in all locations around the city of aba and Umuahia without any delay.

Barr Chris Ezem
Secretary to Abia State Government .


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