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Ahead of the handover of power expected to happen on the 29th of May, the outgoing Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has ordered all his political appointees in the state to hand over on or before the 26th of May, 2023.
The governor gave the directive through the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Uchenna Ortuanya, on Tuesday, when he met with Heads of Boards, Parastatals, Agencies, and Commissions in his office in Abuja Building, Government House, Enugu.
The media office of the governor stated that Ortuanya listed the affected political appointees to include all commissioners of ministries, special advisers to the governor, Chief Executive Officers of government-owned companies, senior special assistants to the governor, and Special Assistants to the governor.
Others were technical assistants to the governor, technical assistants to commissioners, technical assistants to special advisers, technical assistants to Enugu state House of Assembly members, board chairmen and board members of government-owned companies, executive secretaries of parastatals or government-owned companies, and state project coordinators of World Bank-assisted projects.
He said, ‘The above-mentioned political appointees are to hand over their affairs to the Permanent Secretary or Director of Administration or Director of Personnel Management, as the case may be.’
The state government also directed all civil servants holding political positions to return to their parent ministries.
Ortuanya explained that the decision was in line with the established procedure, as the second tenure of Governor Ugwuanyi expires on the 29th of May, 2023.