Nigerian Governor Suspends Principal Secretary over Dereliction of Duty

Nigerian Governor Suspends Principal Secretary over Dereliction of Duty

  • Governor David Umahi has taken a strong action against his Principal Secretary, Emmanuel Obasi
  • The Ebonyi state governor reportedly suspended his aide for one month over alleged dereliction of duty
  • The suspension which was announced in a statement released on Friday, January 7, was with immediate effect

Abakaliki, Ebonyi state - Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has suspended his Principal Secretary, Emmanuel Obasi, for one month over dereliction of duty.

The suspension is contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr Kenneth Ugbala, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital, The Punch reported.

Ebonyi Governor Umahi Suspends Principal Secretary over Dereliction of Duty
Governor Umahi suspended his Principal Secretary, Emmanuel Obasi, over dereliction of duty. Photo credit: Maria Ude Nwachi
Source: Facebook gathers that Governor Umahi on Friday, January 7, directed that the suspension was with immediate effect.

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The statement read:

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“Obasi is directed to hand over all government property in his possession to the SSG before the close of work on January 7.
“Strict compliance to this directive is to be ensured."

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In another report, a former media aide to Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state, Godfrey Chikwere, was arrested for allegedly spreading fake news and hate speech.

Chikwere reportedly made a post on his Facebook account that the Nigerian Army had lost self-respect and that politicians were the ones behind killings and would be the ones to give victims’ families money to startup businesses, in the state.

It was alleged that the commissioner for information and orientation in the state, Uchenna Orji, was behind his arrest.

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Governor Umahi of Ebonyi state, Whitemoney, the winner of the 2021 Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) Season 6, is the humblest Nigerian celebrity.

Governor Umahi made this submission on Wednesday, December 8, when the Enugu-born youth paid him a visit at Government House in Abakaliki, the state capital.

The southeast All progressives Congress (APC) governor noted that what attracted talent, influence and the right set of persons to Whitemoney are his values. On his part, Whitemoney hailed the governor's administration for its developmental and transformational agenda for the state and called on the media to propagate Umahi's laudable efforts across Ebonyi.


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