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Umahi sacks another Ebonyi official

The commissioner for housing and urban development was suspended for insubordination and dereliction of duty.

• August 11, 2021
David Umahi
Governor David Umahi

Ebonyi Governor David Umahi has suspended the Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Clement Nweke, over alleged insubordination and dereliction of duty.

This comes a few days after the governor removed another state official, Obinna Ekezie, for travelling outside the state without permission.

The commissioner’s suspension was announced in a statement issued by Secretary to the State Government/Coordinating Commissioner, Dr Kenneth Igwe, on Wednesday in Abakaliki.

The suspension, according to the statement, is with immediate effect.

“The state Governor, David Umahi, has approved the indefinite suspension of Mr Clement Nweke, Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development with immediate effect.

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

“Consequently, Mr 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, August 11,” it said.

The statement further urged the suspended commissioner to ensure strict compliance with the directive. 

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