Uzodimma: 'We are working to restore Imo's glory'

Imo Governor Sacks 20 Commissioners

Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma has sacked 20 commissioners and dissolved the State executive council.

This was announced on Wednesday shortly after the state executive council meeting in Owerri, the state capital.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy Declan Emelumba told journalists that the reason for the dissolution is to rejig the activities of the state government after one year in office.

He said the governor appreciates the dismissed officers for their contributions to the Uzodinma-led administration.

“He also appreciated them for their contribution towards all the success of the government and wish them well in their future endeavours,” Emelumba said.

Out of the 28 commissioners, he left eight to carry on with their activities for continuity and strategic administration.

However, The retained commissioners include those for Information and Strategy, Health, Tourism, Women Affairs, Works, Finance, Youths, and the Ministry of Technology.

Emelumba also assured that he will constitute a new executive council soon.

The sacking of the 20 commissioners comes one month after the governor reshuffled his cabinet

and appointed new Commissioners for Finance and Health.

According to the publication, the firing of the officials came as a surprise to the affected appointees, as there was no sign that the announcement would be made.

Uzodinma who recently alleged that some of his appointees were sabotaging his administration

also wished the affected appointee well in their future endeavours.

Meanwhile, Governor Hope Uzodinma has assured residents of Imo that their safety is guaranteed despite the pocket of attacks witnessed in the state in recent times.

By Victoria E.I

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