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Ebonyi: Umahi sacks commissioner over lack of commitment to duty

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The Ebonyi state governor, Chief David Umahi, fired Monday his state information and guidance commissioner in the state, Mr. Ken Uhuo, for an alleged lack of commitment to duty.

The Nigeria newspaper report that The Secretary of the State Government, Dr. Kenneth Igbala, announced the looting of Uhuo on Tuesday on the radio.

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This occurs 24 hours after the Governor suspended his Special Project Monitoring Assistant (Ebonyi Sur), Hon Felix Otta, for alleged lack of seriousness.

Also, three weeks ago, the Governor suspended another of his Special Assistant in Project Documentation, Mr. Francis Nweze for an alleged lack of seriousness in his duty.

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A source, who spoke with our correspondent on condition of anonymity, said that the fired commissioner was removed because he did not address his work as an information commissioner with propaganda, adding that everyone who understood the modus operandi of the current state government knew that I was going to do it — last long with that.

The Nigeria newspaper also report that the sack may not be related to the alleged failure of the commissioner to launch a counterattack against the members of the indigenous peoples of Biafra, IPOB, who have been attacking the Governor in social networks.

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Ugbala, during his announcement of the commissioner’s plunder on Tuesday, said: “State Information and Guidance Commissioner Ken Ohio was removed from his office with immediate effect.

“It has been removed due to a lack of commitment to the responsibilities of its office. It is a fact that he is a calm and good person, but he does not fit the responsibility of the office. The State Government thanks him very much and in a short time he will reassess him and find a suitable office for him,” he said.