Governor Okorocha fires all his commissioners

Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, has sacked the state executive council and 27 local government transition committees, with immediate effect.

According to a statement by Pascal Obi, principal secretary to the governor, Mr. Okorocha directed all former members of the executive to hand over to permanent secretaries or the most senior director in their ministries.

Obi added that the governor appreciates the invaluable contributions of the affected appointees to the success recorded by his “rescue mission” administration.

According to him, the secretary to the government, the chief of staff, chairmen and members of statutory commissions such as ISEC, Civil Service Commission, local government service commission were not affected.

“Also not affected in the cabinet shake-up are the state universal basic education board, the judicial service commission, and the house of assembly service commission,” the statement read.

“The governor also dissolved the 27 transition committees (TC) of the 27 local government areas in the state.

“The transition committee (TC) chairmen are advised to hand over to the directors of administration and general services of their respective council areas.

“The governor appreciates the contributions of the TC chairmen to the success of the rescue mission and wishes them well in their future endeavours.”

The governor did not state any reason for the action.

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