Imo governor, Ihedioha sacks council bosses

Imo state Governor, Emeka Ihedioha

The Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha has sacked the chief executives of  all statutory boards and parastatals in the state.

Others affected in the shake up were all heads of commissions, corporations  and agencies including political appointees.

The development came barely a day after the suspension of 27 local council chairmen and their deputies alongside councillors.

A statement  on Tuesday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Chibuike Onyeukwu, said, “The action is in the overriding public interest, and in order to give government an opportunity to execute the policies, programmes and agenda that brought it into power.

“Consequently, the chief executives are directed to hand over the affairs of their various establishments to the most senior civil servants.”

He said the governor had appointed interim management committees for the councils.

Adding that, the governor had approved the removal of the chairman and members of the state Independent Electoral Commission.

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