By Austin Ogwuda
Asaba-DELTA State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, yesterday, sacked one of his commissioners, Dr. Bello Orubebe in-charge of Ugbenu/Koko Road Rehabilitation project, for an alleged act of insubordination during an Executive Council meeting. Orubebe was also a one-time Commissioner for Environment.
Vanguard gathered that Orubebe had arrived late to the meeting and the governor, who is a stickler to time asked him “Are you still with us?” a question that was said to have infuriated him.
And he (Orubebe) was said to have reacted, “what type of question is this,” then followed by altercation between the governor and Orubebe and at a point the governor asked him to leave the Exco Chambers, venue of the meeting, said an inside source. At the end of the meeting, the state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Oma Djeba, while briefing newsmen, read out a letter by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Dr. Beatrice Omeni. The letter reads, “It is hereby announced for the information of the general public that Governor Uduaghan has effected a slight change in the composition of his cabinet.
“Consequently, Dr. Orubebe, Commissioner for Special Duties in charge of Ugbenu/Koko Road Rehabilitation Project, has been dropped as a civil Commissioner and member of the Executive Council of the Delta State government,” the letter added.