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Imo sacks LGs, ISIEC

By Chidi Nkwopara

OWERRI—Imo State Governor, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, has ordered the immediate dissolution of the 27 local government transition committees, as well as Imo State Independent Electoral Commission, ISIEC.

According to a release  by the Secretary to the Government of Imo State, Chief Cosmas Iwu, other commissions that were summarily dissolved  by the Governor include Local Government Service Commission and the Civil Service Commission.

While approving the immediate sack of the Coordinator and members of Alaoma Development Centre, Governor Ohakim, however, announced the creation of Bureau for Niger Delta Affairs, Bureau for Manpower Development and Bureau for Agricultural Development and Food Security.

Government directed the chairmen and members of the transition committees to immediately handover all government property in their possession to their Directors of Administration and General Services.

In respect of the Chairmen and members of the Commissions, Chief Ohakim ordered them to handover all government property in their possession to their respective Permanent Secretaries or the highest administrative officer in their respective commissions on or before the end of work on Friday, February 5, 2010.

In a similar development, government had ordered the sack of the Coordinator and members of Alaoma Development Centre to handover government property in their possession to the Director of Administration and General Services, Oguta Local Government Council before the close of work on February 4, 2010.

Vanguard recalls that government action came barely 48 hours after members of Imo State House of Assembly cut short their vacation to adoption a motion for the dissolution of all the affected commissions.


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