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Governor Okorocha sacks all commissioners, other top officials



Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has sacked the state executive council and 27 local government transition committees.

Their sack is said to be with immediate effect.

A statement by the Principal Secretary to the Governor, Pascal Obi, directed the affected appointees to hand over to permanent secretaries or the most senior director in their ministries.

Okorocha, who did not state any reason for the action, was quoted as appreciating the invaluable contributions of the sacked officials.

According to the statement, 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.

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It reads, “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 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.”

This is not the first time Okorocha would fire his appointees

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In 2013, he sacked members of the state executive council mid-way into their weekly meeting.

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