Gov Otti suspends Health Commissioner over allegations of gross misconduct

Governor Alex Otti of Abia State, on Tuesday, approved the suspension of the Commissioner for Health Abia State, Dr. Ngozi Okoronkwo over allegations of gross misconduct.

In a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information and Culture, Prince Okey Kanu, the governor said “The suspension is to pave way for the investigation of allegations of gross misconduct levelled against the Commissioner.”

According to the release, “Governor Otti’s action is in line with his zero tolerance policy for misconduct of any kind, and strong adherence to the twin principles of transparency and accountability in governance to ensure that actions of appointees must at all times advance the good and well-being of Abians.

“The Abia state government is committed to good governance and the rule of law under which persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Consequently, the administration is painstaking in investigating and establishing facts of infractions or misconduct uncovered by its internal monitoring and feedback system.

“In light of these developments, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Dr Ifeyinwa Kalu will collaborate with the Special Adviser to the Governor on Health, Dr Mrs Ngozi Azodo to run the affairs of the Ministry in the interim pending the outcome of further investigations into the allegations against Dr.Ngozi Okoronkwo”.



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