Panic as Abia Governor Otti sacks several civil servants, reveals why

Panic as Abia Governor Otti sacks several civil servants, reveals why

  • The civil servants employed by former Governor Okezie Ikpeazu have been sacked by the incumbent Governor, Alex Otti
  • The Abia state’s Head of Service (HoS), Joy Maduka, confirmed the development through a statement
  • According to Mrs. Maduka, Governor Otti directed the immediate sack of the public servants employed from December 2022 till date

Abia state, Umuahia - Governor Alex Otti of Abia State has ordered the sack of all civil servants employed in the state from January till date.

Alex Otti, Labour Party, Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu
Panic as Abia Governor Otti sacks several civil servants, reveals why. Photo credit: Alex C. Otti
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PremiumTimes reports that the directive was contained in a memo addressed to all heads of parastatals, ministries, departments and agencies, and signed by the state’s Head of Service (HoS), Joy Maduka, on Thursday, August 31.

“I write to inform you that (the) governor of Abia State has directed the disengagement of all staff employed into the Abia State Public Service from January 2023 till date,” Mrs Maduka wrote in the memo.

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“Please, take appropriate steps to implement immediately and according to his excellency’s directive,” she said.

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The HoS explained that the decision followed an ongoing reorganisation in the state’s public service and was in line with the provision of the Abia State Public Service Rules nos.02801 and 02803, The Cable report added.

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Similarly, the newly inaugurated governor of Sokoto state, Ahmad Aliyu, has deposed 14 monarchs in the state.

It was also confirmed that he approved the dismissal of 23 permanent secretaries and 15 directors.

The individuals were reported to be the last-minute appointees of the immediate past governor, Aminu Tambuwal.

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Otti's government earlier commenced a clampdown on ghost workers in the state. The exercise kickstarted across local government levels on Monday, August 7.

As contained in a statement issued by the State Head of Service, Joy Maduka, the exercise would enable Governor Otti's administration to bring all state, local government, parastatals, and state-owned tertiary institution workers, including pensioners, into one database.

The government also said the move was to forestall irregularities in the administration of both human resources and payroll processes.


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