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Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, the executive Governor of Abia state has sacked the General Manager of Abia State Environmental Sanitation Agency (ASEPA), Mr Okechukwu Apugo, over poor sanitation situation in Umuahia.

In a release signed by the State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, the Governor gave the directive while on project tour in the state after passing through Ochendo bypass road and saw heaps of refuse along the road.

Recall that the Governor has recently declared a state of emergency on environmental sanitation in the state.

“Effective from today, Friday, 27th September 2019, the Governor shall, for four weeks, personally take over and coordinate Waste Management activities in the entire Aba Metropolis to restore sanity and discipline in the entire Waste Management System within the emergency period.”, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Onyebuchi Ememanka Esq said in a statement on Friday.

Meanwhile, Governor Ikpeazu has directed the Secretary to State Government, Barr Chris Ezem, to take over sanitation in Umuahia with Dr Aham Uko assisting him.

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