Umahi dismisses Chief Press Secretary

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The Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. Dave Umahi, has sacked his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor, following a statement he released to the media on the controversial National Livestock Transformation Programme.

The governor ordered the sack on Tuesday citing misrepresentation of him and South East Governors in the statement as reason.

He described the statement by Uzor as highly embarrassing and regrettable.

He further noted that the position of the CPS was contrary to his on the issue.

The statement reads: “I just directed the termination of the appointment of my CPS for misrepresenting me and south east governors on National livestock transformation plan programme of which I had issued press statement on behalf of NEC after our last NEC meeting.

“My former Cps was never authorised to talk to the press on the matter. His position is different from mine and that of the south east governors.

“His statement is so embarrassing and regrettable.”

Umahi further urged his former CPS to hand over to his Principal Secretary, Clement Nweke immediately even as he wished him well in his future endeavours.

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