- Governor Umahi has suspended two auditor generals in Ebonyi state
- This was disclosed on Monday, July 13, by the secretary to the state government, Kenneth Ugbala
- Ugbala said the duo were suspended for their failure to perform duties of their offices
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has suspended indefinitely the state auditor general, Innocent Nweda, with immediate effect.
The Nation reports that he also suspended the auditor general for local government in the state, George Ukpai.
Legit.ng gathered that the secretary to the state government, Kenneth Ugbala, announced this on Monday, July 13, in a statement in Abakaliki, the state capital.
The statement said their suspension was as a result of their failure to perform duties of their offices.
The governor, according to the statement, accused the two officers of failure to prepare and produce the annual audited accounts of the state and local government.
Umahi further directed that Nweda should hand over to the next most senior officer in rank.
He also directed one Dr U. A. Udu to take over as acting auditor general for local government until further notice.
“All handover and takeover should be concluded before the close of work on Monday 13 July 2020,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Umahi on Saturday, July 4, confirmed that he contracted the deadly coronavirus pandemic which encroached into the state.
It was reported that Umahi announced his coronavirus status in a statement on Saturday as he noted that some of his aides also tested positive for the deadly pandemic.
He stated that he has gone into self-isolation in line with protocols given by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The governor went on to say that until further notice he will attend all meetings virtually; he called on all residents in the state to strictly observe all safety measures to curb the spread of the disease.
In another report, the former Senate president, Senator Ken Nnamani, said that the demand for a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction in 2023 was justified.
Nnamani said Igbos have shown more commitment to Nigeria than any other tribe in the country, hence they deserve to occupy the number one position in the country.
He made the comment while speaking to journalists in his Amechi Awkunanaw country home in Enugu state on Saturday, July 11.
The occasion was a reception organized in his honour by some All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders in the state after the former Senate president was picked as the representative of the southeast in the APC caretaker National Working Committee.