The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has sacked 64 development centre coordinators and over 100 board members and commissions.
Umahi made this known in a statement signed and issued to newsmen in Abakaliki by the Secretary to the State government, SSG, and Coordinating Commissioner, Mr. Ugbala Kenneth Igwe.
DAILY POST gathered that the sack of the 64 development centre coordinators, and over one hundred board members and commissions may not be unconnected with their performance and role played during the governorship and House of Assembly elections that took place in the 13 local government areas of the state on 18th March 2023.
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.”
Umahi further revealed the preparedness of his government to constitute a transition committee who, according to him, “will advise the Government whether to reconstitute, the Boards, Commissions and Development Centre Coordinators or leaves it for the incoming administration.”
The governor 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.