In a determined effort to reclaim government assets from those that might have illegally taken them over, the Abia State Government has put machinery in motion to carry out the exercise.
This was contained in a release issued yesterday, June 26, 2023 by Kazie Uko, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.
The release reads: “The Abia State Government will on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, inaugurate a Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the Recovery of Government Properties and Funds belonging to the state.
“The panel, approved by the state governor, Dr. Alex Otti, has five members with Hon Justice Ikwuoma Duruoha-Igwe (rtd.) as Chairman.
“Other members are: Prof Ogwo Ekeoma Ogwo, Prof Ursula Ngozi Akanwa, Mazi Ugochukwu Okoroafor and Rev Father Barr Alex Okonkwo.
“The panel will be inaugurated at the Banquet Hall of the Government House, Umuahia by 12 noon.”
Dr. Alex Otti, Governor of the state has insisted that the interest of Abians must be protected with his ‘Abia first’ mantra.