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Umahi suspends political aides, others

Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has ordered a one-month working suspension of the state’s Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Samuel Okoronkwo, for alleged boundary security compromise and negligence.

Umahi gave the order on Sunday in a statement he personally posted on the social media and confirmed by Information Commissioner Uchenna Orji.

He said the suspension meant the forfeiture of one month salary.

The governor also ordered a one-month working suspension of the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr Augustine Nwuzor.

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Umahi expressed dismay over an alleged high level of compromise and negligence of duty he witnessed on May 9, 2020, while inspecting the state’s boundaries at Afipo North and Ivo local government areas.

He threatened to sack them if there were no improvements.

Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has ordered a one-month working suspension of the state’s Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Samuel Okoronkwo, for alleged boundary security compromise and negligence.

Umahi gave the order on Sunday in a statement he personally posted on the social media and confirmed by Information Commissioner Uchenna Orji.

He said the suspension meant the forfeiture of one month salary.

The governor also ordered a one-month working suspension of the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr Augustine Nwuzor.

Umahi expressed dismay over an alleged high level of compromise and negligence of duty he witnessed on May 9, 2020, while inspecting the state’s boundaries at Afipo North and Ivo local government areas.

He threatened to sack them if there were no improvements.

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