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Ebonyi State Governor, Umahi Sacks 1,800 Aides, Gives Reasons



Governor David Nweze Umahi of Ebonyi State has sacked over 1,800 of his aides over what he described as “nonchalant attitudes of his appointees in Executive Assistants, Senior Technical Assistant and Technical Assistants”. reports that Umahi made this known when he signed into law, the Ebonyi State 2020 Revised Budget of 132billion in a virtual ceremony with stakeholders physically present at the Ecumenical Centre Abakaliki..

Governor Umahi who approved the dissolution of the 3 categories of appointees said the sack is effective from 1st August, 2020.

He, however, urged those interested in rendering services to the state government in their capabilities to reapply after their dissolutions which will be subject to approval by the Ministries, Departments and Agencies where they wish to serve.

The governor further said that if you are reapplying and you have no agricultural farm, then, you need not apply as applicants must show where they are farming because the state government is doing everything possible to turn the minds of Ebonyians from appointment position to business minds.

“If you are reapplying, you must explain what you did before, show where your farm is and be sponsored by either Commissioners, SAs, SSAs, Boards and Commissions.”, he added.

During the event, the Governor also noted that the budget had passed through various processes, starting with the citizens’ budgets for the inclusion of omitted areas and necessary inputs.

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