Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State who recently defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) has disolved all boards and commissions untenured by law in the state.
Umahi gave the directive for the dissolution in a statement by Mr Kenneth Ugbala, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Coordinating Commissioner.
Though the statement said the dissolution of the boards and commissions by the governor was in a bid to reposition the government, many believe the move was not unconnected to the reluctance of some political appointees to follow Umahi to his new party.
But the SSG said that the exercise was carried out to promote inclusiveness and enhance service delivery in the state .
“In effort of the state government to reposition the administration, promote inclusiveness and enhance service delivery, immediate dissolution of all boards and commissions, untenured by law, should be carried out.
“Sequel to this effect, all former officials affected by this announcement are directed to hand over all government property in their possession to the SSG on November 23.
PlatinumPost reports that the lay off came barely 24 hours after the governor sacked most political appointees from Ohaukwu local government area of the state.