Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, on Friday approved the appointment Cosmos Iwu as the Secretary to the Imo State Government.
Also appointed were Nnamdi Anyaechie, Chief of Staff; C. O. Akaolisa, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice; and Oguike Nwachukwu, Chief Press Secretary and Media Adviser.
A statement signed by T. U. Nwankwo, Principal Secretary to the Governor, said the appointments take immediate effect except for the Attorney-General, whose appointment would take effect after confirmation by the Imo State House of Assembly.
In another development, the Governor has announced the dissolution of the state Expanded Executive Council as constituted by the immediate past administration.
According to Nwankwo, following the dissolution, all political appointees of the immediate past administration have been directed to hand over government property in their possession to the most senior civil servant in their respective ministries, departments and agencies before close of work on Friday (January 17).