The former governor of Ebonyi State made a shocking appointment of 16 permanent secretaries of the state just a few days to hand-over to Governor Dave Umahi.
This morning as the labour congress had a conversation with Governor Dave Umahi, he said; All the permanent secretaries appointed by former gov Elechi should go back to there former position. And so he hereby reverses the appointment of permanent secretaries made by former gov Elechi.
He also said “that the allowances paid to founding fathers of Ebonyi State monthly should be stopped for now. That the money which is been paid to those founding fathers can go a long way to server the state for at less up-to six months”.
“The state government is finding it difficult to pay workers’ salaries as it grapples with the challenge of meeting other financial needs.
“The appointment was also riddled with controversies and has witnessed several agitations against it by organised labour and other relevant stakeholders,” he said.
“I call on workers to be ready to make some sacrifices and offer necessary cooperation to ensure that the state attains its developmental goals,” he said.
The governor also ordered the immediate sack of the General Manager of the State Environmental Protection Agency (EBSEPA), Dr Chukwuemeka Okeh.
The sack followed a complaint by one of the labour leaders on the filthy nature of the state, especially Abakaliki.
“The contract of environmental contractors which was earlier terminated has been reversed immediately, to ensure that the heaps of refuse littering the capital city are evacuated,” he said.