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Umahi sacks Ebonyi tertiary schools’ boards headed by ex-minister, ambassador

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GOVERNOR David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Tuesday, announced the dissolution of the governing boards of the state’s two tertiary  institutions.

  The governor also sacked 16 more aides from various local government areas in the state.

  The boards dissolved are  Ebonyi State University Governing Council and Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo Governing Boards.

  The two boards are headed by Ambassador Franklin Ogbuewu and a former Minister of State for Health, Mr. Fidelis Nwankwo.

  The dissolution of the boards and the sack of the aides were announced by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Kenneth Ugbala.

  Ugbala said the dissolution of the two boards was to enthrone efficiency in service delivery.

  The statement reads: “In the further effort of Ebonyi State Government to enthrone efficiency in service delivery, the Governor of Ebonyi State, Mr David Umahi, has approved the dissolution of the Ebonyi State University Governing Council and the Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo Governing Board with immediate effect.

  “The chairmen and members of the affected council and Board are directed to hand over all government property in their possession to the Vice Chancellor and the Provost respectively before the close of work on Tuesday, 24th November, 2020.

  “Copies of the handover notes should be submitted to the Secretary to the State Government/Coordinating Commissioner without delay. All concerned are to ensure strict compliance,” the statement added.

  The governor, in another statement announced the sack of the 16 aides, who are mostly Technical Assistants.

    The governor also asked the affected persons to submit all government property in their possession on or before the close of work yesterday.

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