The Ebonyi Government on Wednesday set up a 16-man transition committee to ensure a smooth ceremony for Gov. David Umahi’s second term in office.

Sen. Emmanuel Onwe, Commissioner for Information and Orientation disclosed this to newsmen after the State Executive Meeting on Wednesday in Abakaliki.

According to Onwe, the committee is headed by Chief Austin Umahi, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Vice Chairman for the South East Zone, who is also the governor’s elder brother.

“Dr Hyginus Nwokwu, Secretary to the State Government (SSG) will serve as  co-chairman, while the state’s PDP Chairman, Mr Onyekachi Nwebonyi and the Commissioner for Information will co-serve as Secretaries,” he said.

The commissioner said that the committee also included the governor’s principal secretary, commissioners, special assistants, among other top government officials.

“The Speaker of the State House of Assembly and the State Chief Judge will also have a nominee each,” he said.