Omon-Julius Onabu in Asaba
The Delta State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Nicholas Azinge, was one of the casualties following a reshuffling of Governor Ifeanyi Okowaâ€™s cabinet described as â€œminor.â€
The government disclosed this in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Festus Ovie Agas, released thursday.
Okowa also reassigned four commissionersâ€™ portfolios, moving them them to new ministries respectively.
Also relieved of his portfolio is Chief Dan Okenyi of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Those reassigned are Mr Asupa Forteta, formerly of the Directorate of Youths Development, now heads the Urban Renewal Directorate; Chief Karo Ilolo, formerly of Directorate of Urban Renewal Directorate now takes charge of the Youths Development Directorate.
Others are Mr. Bright Edejewhro, formerly of Local Government Affairs Directorate now heads Ministry of Science and Technology and Mr. Joyce Overah of the Ministry of Science and Technology now moves to Local Government Affairs Directorate.
â€œThe decision to reshuffle the cabinet is in line with the state governmentâ€™s desire to re-energise the machinery of government and bring new impetus into service deliveryâ€, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr. Charles Aniagwu, explained.
Nonetheless, the statement by SSG thanked the two commissioners relieved of their portfolios for their â€œcommitment and contributions to the SMART Agendaâ€ and wished them /â€success in their future endeavoursâ€.
The statement noted that â€œthe cabinet reshuffle takes effect from Thursday, February 8, 2018.â€