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Perform or resign, Obi tells commissioners

By Vincent Ujumadu

Awka – Governor Peter Obi  of Anambra state at the weekend, urged his Commissioners and Special  Advisers to perform or resign, in what appeared to be a sign of lack of confidence in the performance of some members of his cabinet.

It was gathered yesterday, that the Governor might have been worried over the level of performance of some Commissioners and Special Advisers after his latest usual unscheduled review of events in the state.

Since assuming office, the Governor had made it a point of duty to constantly embark on sectoral review of activities of his administration.

According to a Government House source, though the issue of security, which had given him serious concern in recent past was being addressed, it was believed that what  was seen as politically motivated crime in the state would soon become a thing of the past.

The source said the Governor is not satisfied with the performance of some of his cabinet members.

The warning to the Commissioners and Special Advisers to perform or resign was therefore seen as an inevitable move to ensure that the state remained on the right track in terms of the delivery of dividends of democracy to the people of the state.

For instance, at last week’s state executive council meeting, it was gathered that the Governor directed that the Commissioners and Special Advisers must meet their respective targets or resign.

He was said to have frowned at the attitude of some of the Commissioners, who he observed, were pursuing their selfish needs to the detriment of the needs of the people of the state and insisted that he appointed them to help him serve the people, warning that they had the option to resign if their interests had started conflicting with the interests of the people.


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