Governor orders predecessor’s Commissioners out of Government Quarters, gives ultimatum
Ebonyi State governor, Francis Nwifuru, has ordered commissioners, who served under his predecessor, David Umahi, to vacate the state’s Commissioners’ quarters in Abakiliki, the city capital, within two weeks.
The Daily Trust reported that some past commissioners are still living in the state-owned quarters and that the situation has reportedly caused untold hardship for the present commissioners who were appointed by Nwifuru.
In a statement signed by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof Grace Umezuruike, the governor said Umahi’s commissioners had until July 6 to leave.
Umezuruike said, “In accordance with the directive of His Excellency, the Governor of Ebonyi State, Rt. Hon. Francis Nwifuru, all residents of the Commissioners’ Quarters are hereby requested to vacate the premises in order to facilitate the reallocation of the quarters to the new Commissioners.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Therefore, we kindly urge all those affected to take immediate note and comply accordingly within the period of two weeks, starting from the 23rd of June to the 6th of July, 2023, as specified in this announcement.”