Gov. Ugwuanyi appoints former AIG, Okorie, member South East Security Committee
Following the inauguration of a five-man Joint Security Committee set up by the South East governors, during their last meeting in Enugu, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, has approved the appointment of the former Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), Mr. Aloysius Okorie as a member of the committee.
In a statement by the Secretary to the Enugu State Government, Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, Mr. Okorie replaces the retired Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ogbonna Onovo, who was recently appointed as Security Consultant to the state government.
The statement added that the change became necessary to enable Mr. Onovo, who served as Chairman of Security Ad-hoc Committee, constituted by Gov. Ugwuanyi, alongside 11 other committees for the reform of the state’s Public Service, ample time for the implementation of the committee’s recommendations.
Other members of the South East Joint Security Committee, to be located in Enugu State, include, Maj. Gen. Abel Obi Umahi Rtd., (Chairman), Capt. Awa Agwu (Rtd.), CP Ikechukwu Aduba (Rtd.) and Mr. Raymond Nkemdirim.
Okorie’s appointment, according to the statement, takes effect from September 2, 2019.
Meanwhile, Gov. Ugwuanyi, on Wednesday held a security meeting with the people of Agbogugu in Awgu Local Government Area.
At the meeting were the new State Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdurahman, State Director, Department of State Services (DSS), E. A. Linkiyo, the Commanding Officer, 103 Battalion, Nigerian Army, Enugu, Lt. Col. M. S. Muktar, among others.