Friday, August 19, 2016

Umahi Sacks Commissioner, Disbands State Committee On Employment

David Umahi, the Governor of Ebonyi State today suspended the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters/Rural Development, Samuel Okoronkwo.

Although Mr. Umahi did not clearly state the reason for his action, it was learnt it had to do with the lopsided selection of youth in the state for the Industrial Training Fund programme. Umahi asked the permanent secretary, Ministry of Finance, Ignatius Unah, to take charge of the LG ministry.

The governor, who announced the suspension while declaring open the ITF programme in Abakaliki, also disbanded the state’s Committee on Employment.