Uzodimma fires 20 Commissioners, alleges sabotage

Obinwannem News Uzodimma fires 20 Commissioners, alleges sabotage

Imo State governor Hope Uzodimma has terminated the appointment of twenty (20) Commissioners from his cabinet.

This followed one month after he appointed new Commissioners for finance and health.

Meanwhile, eight (8) Commissioners were not affected; they include, Health, Youths and Sports, Tourism, Information and Strategy, Woman Affairs, Works, Finance and Technology Commissioners.

About two weeks ago, the governor alleged that some of his appointees were “moles sabotaging his administration”.

The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba confirmed the sacking of the Commissioners.

Declan said the reason for the desolation was to rejig and re-energize the activities of the State government.

He said the Governor appreciated the dismissed officers for their contributions to the administration, and the people of Imo State.

“He appreciated them for their contributions towards all the success of the government; wish them well in their future endeavors,” Emelumba noted.

According to News made available to Obinwannem, the sack was announced by the Governor, at the weekly executive council meeting on Wednesday.

The news, however, came as a shock to the dismissed Commissioners as there were no sign that such announcement would be made.

It was further revealed that the sacked Commissioners were not allowed to go home with their cars from Government House.

Equally, The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Nwachukwu Oguike also confirmed the development.

He said, “The news is correct, 20 Commissioners were affected, while eight were not affected.

“The reason is to infuse new blood and add more value to the governance system of the State.”

Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News

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