Following the expiration of the two year tenure of elected councils in Enugu State on January 4, 2016 Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has appointed caretaker committees for the 17 local government councils in the state.
Ugwuanyi directed that they must live within their respective local government areas.
The governor stressed that he would not tolerate a situation where they administer their councils from Enugu metropolis, or any other part of the country.
“The era of running local government areas from hotels is over in Enugu State,” Ugwuanyi said.
He informed the caretaker chairmen that the people of the state are expecting results from them.
In the same vein, Ugwuanyi thanked the immediate past chairmen and councillors for the services they rendered during their stay in office, and wished them well in their future endeavours.
Caretaker councillors are to be sworn-in by the appointed chairmen on Monday, January 11, at the respective local government secretariats in the state, Ugwuanyi disclosed.
Only three of the former local government council chairmen including Prince Cornelius Nnaji of Enugu East local government, Mr. Afam Okereke of Nkanu West council area and Cornnel Onwubuya of Uzo-Uwani local government council were retained.
Other chairmen of the council caretaker committees include, Prof Rose Onah for Nsukka, Ekwe Chidi for Aninri, Igwe Isaac Chukwudi – Enugu North, Sunday Ugwu – Enugu South and Fred Ezenwa – Ezeagu. Others are Malachy Agbo – Igbo-etiti, Uwakwe Ezeja – Igboeze North, Fidelis Odoh – Igboeze South and Benjamin Edeoga – Isiuzo among others.