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The Governor of Ebonyi State, Francis Nwifuru has ordered the immediate redeployment of no fewer than 15 permanent secretaries to other various ministries in the state.
The Eastern Updates recalls that the former governor, David Umahi had a few week before leaving office sacked 17 permanent secretaries and retained the said 15 to work with the present administration led by Nwifuru.
Monday Nkwuda was deployed to Ministry of Works and Transport, Mrs Joy Mbam to Ministry of Lands and Survey, Chukwuma Ojiogu to Ministry of Power, Mrs Uzoma Betty to Public Procurement Council and Albert Aloh to Ministry of Justice.
Others deployed include; Ogbonnaya Ota to Ministry of Internal Security, Mrs Ogechi Ugwuocha to Lagos Liaison, Mrs Felicia Arusi to Ministry of Agriculture, Mrs Mfon Williams to Ministry of Finance, Kizito Nwovu to Abuja Liaison and Mrs Henrietta Oruh to Ministry of Infrastructure.
The governor, Nwifuru made this known in a statement signed and made available to newsmen in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi State by the Chief Press Secretary Monday Uzor.
Recall that Governor Nwifuru had on Tuesday ordered that all banks operating State government’s accounts domiciled with them to freeze all the accounts with immediate effect.
Nwifuru gave the order in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Dr. Monday Uzor, on Tuesday, a copy of which was sent to The Eastern Updates on Tuesday.
According to the statement, the order takes effect from Tuesday, May 30, 2023.
It read in part; ‘His Excellency, the Governor of Ebonyi State, Rt. Hon Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, has directed the immediate freezing of all State government accounts domiciled in various banks with effect from, Tuesday, 30th May 2023.
‘Consequently the Governor directs the Bank managers of all the banks that operate government accounts to immediately comply by ensuring that no payment is made from any government account till further notice,’ he stated.
Earlier, less than 24 hours after his inauguration, Governor Nwifuru also announced the appointment of Dr. Monday Uzor as his Chief Press Secretary, (CPS)