The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has reportedly sacked over 1,000 Aides from 350 Local Government Area Liaison Offices and Development Centres Management Committee in the State,
This was disclosed by the Governor, during a virtual swearing-in of some Special Assistants and Caretaker Chairmen of Local Governments.
The categories of the sacked Aides include Technical Assistants, Senior Technical Assistants, and Executive Assistants.
According to Umahi, the Aides of the Ebonyi State Government were relieved of their jobs over non-performance, and would take effect on August 1, 2020.
His words: “We have over 1,000 of you, over 350 LGA Liaison Officers, and several Development Centres Management Committee members, yet myself and my Deputy threw ourselves ‘in the ring’ on the Covid-19 issue. I do not know where else you will get a position, where you will just sleep and wait for bank alert.”
The Ebonyi State Governor went on to note that any of the affected Aides can reapply, only if they are endorsed by the Ministry or Department of the State Government.