Governor suspends Commissioner, HoS for alleged insubordination In Ebonyi State- The Legend News

The Governor suspends Commissioner, HoS for alleged insubordination In Ebonyi State.

The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi on Wednesday, Aug. 11, suspended the Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Mr. Clement Nweke for alleged insubordination and other offences.

After issuing him the suspension, the Governor instructed him to hand over all government properties in his possession to the Permanent Secretary before the close of work on Wednesday.

The suspension was announced in a statement, signed by the Secretary to the State Government and the Coordinating Commissioner, Mr. Ugbala Kenneth.

The statement reads in part: “The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Nweze Umahi, has approved the indefinite suspension of Hon. Clement A. Nweke as Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development with immediate effect.”

“The indefinite suspension is as a result of insubordination and dereliction of duty.”

Consequently, Hon. Nweke is directed to hand over all governmental property in his possession to the Permanent Secretary or the most senior officer in the Ministry before the close of work on Wednesday 11th August 2021.

“Please ensure strict compliance to this directive, “the statement reads.

Also, it was learnt that Governor Umahi recently removed the acting Head of Service, HoS, Mrs Adibe Jennifer from office. As at the time of filing this reports, the reason for the removal is still unknown.

The statement to that effect reads, “Following the directive of the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Nweze Umahi, the mandate to oversee the Office of the Head of Service, Ebonyi State, earlier assigned to the Special Assistant(SA) on Labour Matters/Inter-Party Affairs, Mrs Jennifer Adibe-Nwafor is hereby cancelled and withdrawn with immediate effect.”

“The Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Head of Service is to take charge in overseeing the office henceforth until a new Head of Service is appointed.”

“All concerned are to take note and ensure strict adherence to this important directive”.

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