2nd May, 2014
Governor Theodore Orji of the eastern Nigerian state of Abia has sacked the transition committee chairmen for the 17 local councils in the state.
The sacking of the chairmen and their councillors was announced today in Umuahia, capital of the state.
A government statement said the men were relieved of their jobs in consonance with the laws of the state.
Heads of Service in the Local councils will replace the chairmen from Monday, added the statement.