Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has formally directed that the titles ‘His Excellency’ and ‘Executive’ be dropped in all official and informal communication with him.
He would rather prefer to be addressed simply as Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, Governor of Abia State.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Godwin Adindu on Friday, the governor stressed that all public communication should be concentrated on the work and policies of the state and not on his person.
Governor Ikpeazu, therefore, directed all contractors, political groups, individuals and party loyalists not to put his portrait on billboards, posters and signage but to only use the pictures of ongoing projects in their billboards and posters.
“The Governor has also directed the general public to remove all congratulatory posters and election billboards littering the environment as these public posters are defacing the environment of the state.
“He has further charged the people of the State to be partners with Government in ensuring a healthy and beautiful environment. He is also, by this directive, re-assuring the good people of Abia State of his mission of service to the people and therefore urged the citizenry to key into the new vision”, the statement concluded.