In a Press Statement made available by the Secretary to State Government Barr. Chris Ezem it reads
The Governor of Abia State Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu has approved the immediate removal of Chief Rowland Nwakanma , the Deputy General Manager Abia state environmental protection Agency (Asepa)Aba and all the Local Government waste management Zonal Heads in Aba except Aba Owerri road, Ikot ekpene road and express.
All the Sweepers in these areas are not affected and should continue to discharge their daily duties of keeping the roads clean.
Government further direct that the Honourable Commissioner for Environment should takeover and oversee Aba Waste Management and to immediately advertise for the engagement of Professional Waste Managers to handle the Various Zones.
Government will henceforth not Condone any lapses in the waste management effort in Aba and Umuahia and accordingly expect immediate evacuation of all residual wastes in all locations around the city of aba and Umuahia without any delay.