The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma has sacked 20 out of his 28 commissioners on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
The eight commissioners not affected by the announcement were of the ministries of Health, Youth and Sports, Tourism, Information and Strategy, Woman Affairs, Works, Finance and Technology.
Recall that the governor had two weeks ago alleged that some of his appointees were moles sabotaging his administration.
The sacking of the 20 commissioners came just one month after the governor reshuffled his cabinet and appointed new Commissioners for Finance and Health.
The affected commissioners were in their offices on Wednesday afternoon when the news broke.
The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Nwachuku Oguwike, who confirmed the development explained that the governor however wished the affected appointee well in their future endeavours.
“The news is correct. 20 commissioners were affected while eight were not affected. The reason is to infuse new blood and add more value to the governance system of the state.”
The state Commissioner for information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, also confirmed the sacking of the 20 commissioners to newsmen on Wednesday.