- A minor shake-up has taken place in Governor Hope Uzodinma's cabinet
- The governor made the reshuffling on Saturday, March 20, after making new appointments
- Uzodinma is to swear in four new commissioners-designate in less than four days
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Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo on Saturday, March 20, carried a reshuffling of his cabinet one year after he assumed office.
TVC reports that Uzodinma did this minor shake-up in his entire cabinet in order to swear in four new commissioners-designate.
The swearing-in for the new appointees will be done by the governor himself on Monday, March 22.
Meanwhile, some aggrieved Imo civil servants who had not been paid salaries for some months took their protest to the gate of Government House on Thursday, March 18.
Not less than one thousand of the workers barred the entrance to the building, despite efforts by security agents to stop them.
The protesters, who were said to have converged at the venue as early as 8am, stopped vehicles from getting into the premises and going out from it.
This, no doubt, was a recipe for worry among state officials in the complex, as the protesters said they won't leave the entrance until they receive their salaries.
In fact, the workers were seen with their appointment letters in a bid to prove to Governor Hope Uzodinma that they were not ghost workers.
This protest by the workers came less than one day after about 300 primary and secondary school teachers in the state staged a rally over the non-payment of their salaries.
One of the protesters who spoke with newsmen lamented:
"We have come to puncture the statement of the governor that those who have not received their salaries update are ghost workers. That is why we have come with our letters of appointments and that of our postings.
“We are over one thousand here. There are others who have not received their salaries in the last one year among us here.
"For me, I have not been paid in the last eight months. It is unfortunate that the governor is owing us and he is still lying against us and painting us in bad colours.”
Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for Legit.ng. He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics.