Gov. Nwifuru sacks Umahi’s political appointees

Nwifuru Ebonyi
Ebonyi State Governor, Francis Nwifuru

By BARBARA KALU, Abakaliki –

Ebonyi State Governor, Francis Nwifuru has sacked political office holders appointed by the preceding administration of Sen. David Umahi.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Dr Monday Uzor, disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen on Saturday in Abakaliki.

The governor, in the statement, directed that the termination of appointments was ‘with immediate effect’.

“The affected appointees are to hand over all government properties in their possession to the most senior civil servant in their respective ministries, departments and agencies.

“The governor appreciates their contributions to the development of the state and wishes them well in their future endeavours,” the statement read.

The statement indicated that permanent secretaries and political office holders in the following statutory commissions are, however, exempted from this directive. They are the civil service commission and the judicial service commission, the Ebonyi Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC) and the state Anti Corruption/ Public Complaint Commission

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