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Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi yesterday announced the suspension of the Coordinator of Ikwo East Development Center, Mr. Emmanuel Ejima.
The Eastern Updates understand that development Centers are the fourth tier of government in the southeastern state.
There are 64 of them across the 13 local government areas in the state.
Secretary to the state government, Kenneth Ụgbala announced the suspension in a statement on Wednesday.
According to him, the suspension is indefinite and with immediate effect.
The statement read in part; ‘His Excellency, the Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. Chief David Nweze Umahi, FNSE, FNATE, has approved the indefinite suspension of Mr. Emmanuel Ekuma from office as Coordinator, Ikwo East Development Centre for negligence and dereliction of duty with immediate effect.
‘Consequently, Mr. Emmanuel Ekuma has directed to handover all government property in his possession to Secretary to the State Government and Coordinating Commissioner before the close of work on Wednesday, 2nd June 2021.’
Though no reason was given for the suspension of the coordinator, it is believed that it may not be unconnected with the fresh outbreak of hostilities between a community in his domain and a neighbouring community in the Abakaliki local government area of the state.
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