Gov sacks aides days after Guber election, asks them to hand over govt properties
No fewer than 64 development centre coordinators and over 100 board members and commissions have been sacked by the Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi.
The Secretary to the State government and Coordinating Commissioner, Mr. Ugbala Kenneth Igwe, disclosed this in a statement issued and signed on Monday.
Sources said the state governor terminated the appointments in view of the performance of the officers during the governorship and House of Assembly elections that was held on Saturday nationwide.
The statement reads in parts: “The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Nweze Umahi, has approved immediate dissolution of Boards, Commissions, and Development Centre Coordinators, except Ebonyi State University Governing Council.
“The governor, however, tasked the sacked development centre coordinators to hand over all government property in their possession, including their official vehicles, to the office of the Secretary to the State Government and Coordinating Commissioner, on or before the close of work on Tuesday, 21st March 2023.
“Similarly, the Boards and Commissions are as well tasked to hand over government property in their possession to their parent Ministries on or before the close of work on Tuesday, 21st March 2023.”
The statement further revealed that the governor has promised to constitute a transition committee who will advise the government whether to reconstitute, the Boards, Commissions and Development Centre Coordinators or leaves it for the incoming administration.
The governor, according to the statement, also noted that he had taken note of members of the Boards, Commissions and Development Centre Coordinators who served very well in their various offices and would accommodate them during reconstitution.
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