'Earthquake' in Imo as Uzodinma sacks 20 commissioners, retains 8

Posted by News Express | 12 May 2021 | 1,149 times

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By CHARLES IWUOHA
 
Governor of Imo state, Senator Hope Uzodinma on Wednesday sacked 20 commissioners out of 28 cabinet of their duties.
 
Uzodinma announced their sack after the state's weekly Executive Council meeting, held at the Sam Mbakwe Executive Chambers in Owerri.
 
The Governor said the dissolution became necessary to rejig and re-energise the system for maximum productivity.
 
Affected ministries whose Commissioners were retained in the dissolution include Finance, Science and Technology, Health, Works, Information, Youths and Sports, Women Affairs and Tourism.
 
Governor Uzodimma lauded the affected Commissioners and assured them that they will still be found relevant in other areas if eventually they did not make the new cabinet he said will be reconstituted soon.
 
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Chief Mbadiwe Emelumba who briefed newsmen with the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Barr. Nnamdi Anyaehie and Chief Press Secretary and Media Adviser to Governor, Oguwike Nwachuku, added that the Governor took the decision to fast track governance in line with the mission of the government which is to serve the people well.
 
According to Emelumba, said that out of 28 commissioners, the governor retained eight.
 
He said the governor had to rejig his cabinet after one year in office.
 
“The governor promised to reconstitute his cabinet soon,” Emelumba added.


Source: News Express

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