Okowa sacks commissioners, others
Delta state Governor Dr Ifeanyi Okowa Tuesday sacked commissioners and special advisers during the State Executive Council meeting on Tuesday.
Speaking in Asaba after an exco meeting, the immediate past commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, said the development is unconnected to the recent comments of the Governor concerning his successor.
According to him, “Governor Okowa dissolved the State Executive Council and has directed all Commissioners to hand over to their respective Permanent Secretaries.
“Also, all Senior Special Adviser have been directed to hand over to the next senior official in the various offices”.
“The dissolution has nothing to do with the 2023 elections”
He further mentioned that Okowa appreciated members of his EXCO for their contribution to the modest achievement of his administration.
“The Governor believe there are other Deltans who can be useful to strengthening this adminstration to ensure nothing derails from the stronger Delta agenda” he said
He also said the approval of N2.8 billion for the construction of infrastructure in the three newly approved universities in the state.
On the James Ibori 4.6 million dollar loot, Mr. Aniagwu said ” We have continued to engage the federal government, who have been a good father and we believe they would remain just and do the right thing.
He also revealed the dismissal of one Bernard Onomovo, a staff of the Ministry of Finance on basis of illegal inclusion of names into the state payroll.