Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has sacked his Special Assistant on Security and Utility (Urban), Saint Aniakor, and three Development Centre Coordinators over the recent destruction of police stations and other properties in their domains.
This was contained in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Kenneth Ugbala, on Sunday.
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The statement noted that the four officials were “relieved of their duties with immediate effect”.
The sacked coordinators include Amos Ogbonnaya of Anuagata Development Centre; Mr. Jerry Okorie Ude of Okposi Development Centre and Mrs. Martha Nwankwo ofOhaozara-East Development Center.
They were replaced with Mr Tochukwu Uzor for Anuagata Development Centre; Mr. Henry Ugochi Ovoke for Okposi Development Centre; and Mr. Ernest Okorie for Ohaozara-East Development Center.
Mr Chidiebere Egwu was also appointed as Special Assistant on Internal Security and Utility (Urban) to replace Aniakor.
Hoodlums had attacked and burnt down police stations in Umahi’s Ohaozara Local Government Area on Thursday.
Three other police stations were also attacked in Abakaliki, the State capital on Wednesday.
The hoodlums destroyed other utilities in the state capital especially the decorative street lights installed in various parts.
Ụgbala said the Governor sacked the appointees in his avowed determination to secure the state and for their non-performance.
“All the affected former officials are directed to hand over all government property in their possession to the Secretary to the State Government/Coordinating Commissioner before the close of work on Monday 26th of October 2020,” the statement added.