By Ogechi Okorie
Abakeliki (Precise Post) – Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has sacked four of his technical assistants for dereliction of duty.
The sack is contained in a statement signed by Dr Kenneth Ugbala, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday.
The affected officers, according to the statement, include Cletus Ogbonna, John Osi, Tochukwu Ali and Olachi Arua.
“All affected officers are directed to handover all government property in their possession to the SSG before the close of work on Monday, Nov. 23.
“The officers are to comply strictly with this directive,” the statement said.
Recall that the governor had on November 20 sacked categories of aides from Ohaukwu LGA, in order to “ensure greater participation of Ebonyi people in governance”.
The affected officials included all LGA development centre coordinators, executive assistants, senior technical assistants, technical assistants, liaison officers and management committee members of development centres.
Precise Post recalls that since the defection of the governor to the All Progressives Congress from the People Democratic Party and resulting disassociation and on your own statement by the federal lawmakers of the party from the state, Umahi has been firing aides and staff sympathetic and affiliated to the PDP members.