Breaking: Nigerian Governor Indefinitely Suspends Commissioner, Gives Reason

Breaking: Nigerian Governor Indefinitely Suspends Commissioner, Gives Reason

  • Governor Dave Umahi has suspended Ebonyi state's commissioner for finance and economic development, Orlando Nweze
  • According to the suspension letter released on Wednesday, June 15, Nweze displayed inability to discharge his duties effectively
  • The Ebonyi governor in the letter signed by the SSG, Kenneth Ugbala, said the suspension is indefinite

Abakaliki, Ebonyi - David Umahi of Ebonyi, the governor of Ebonyi, on Wednesday, June 15, suspended Orlando Nweze, the state's commissioner for finance and economic development.

According to a statement conveying Governor Umahi's decision, the suspension was prompted by the commissioner's “inability to discharge his duties effectively”.

Governor Dave Umahi
Umahi said the suspension is indefinite (Photo: Governor Dave Umahi)
Source: Facebook

The notice was signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Kenneth Ugbala, The Nation reports.

The governor directed Nweze to hand over all government property in his possession to the permanent secretary of the ministry before the close of work on Wednesday.

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The statement read in part:

“Please, ensure strict compliance to this directive.”

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Meanwhile, Umahi had said that he prays for a non-politician to emerge as Nigeria's president in 2023.

The governor in a recent document released on Sunday, May 22, admitted that politicians across the country have failed the people.

Umahi listing some of the failures of the people in power said that politicians have continued to make promises which they cannot keep.

He added that as an engineer, he is better equipped to lead the country because he believes that money to not be the bedrock or influential factor for citizens' votes.

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Before this, Umahi had given his submissions about a possible candidacy of former President Goodluck Jonathan as the flag bearer of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).

Umahi who spoke to newsmen at the statehouse in Abuja on Tuesday, May 10 stated that it will be difficult to pitch the former president to Nigerians.

While expressing his worries, Umahi stated that handing Jonathan the ticket as the candidate for the ruling party in the 2023 presidential elections will be difficult.


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