Enugu: Ugwuanyi orders appointees to hand over by May 26
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has ordered all political appointees in Enugu to hand over on or before Friday, ahead of the expiration of the second tenure of his administration on May 29.
This is contained in a statement by the governor’s special aide, Louis Amoke.
The directive was conveyed through the secretary to the state government, Simon Ortuanya, when he met with heads of boards, parastatals, agencies and commissions in his office.
Mr Ortuanya listed the affected political appointees to include all commissioners, special advisers to the governor, chief executive officers of government-owned companies, senior special assistants and special assistants to the governor.
Others are technical assistants to the governor, technical assistants to commissioners, technical assistants to special advisers, technical assistants to Enugu legislators, board chairpersons members of government-owned companies, executive secretaries of parastatals or government-owned companies, and project coordinators of World Bank-assisted projects.
“The above-mentioned political appointees are to hand over their affairs to the permanent secretary or director of administration or director of personnel management, as the case may be,” stated the SSG.
The Enugu government also directed all civil servants holding political positions to return to their parent ministries.
Mr Ortuanya explained that the decision was in line with the established procedure, as the second tenure of Mr Ugwuanyi expires on May 29, 2023.
“Enugu state government expresses gratitude and sincere appreciation for the contributions you have rendered towards the development of the state. The state wishes you well in your future endeavours,” he added.
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