The Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi, on Sunday announced the suspension of October salaries of some top government officials for lateness during an event, Premium Times reports.
Announcing the decision during School Debate on Government Anti-Corruption Crusade at the Akanu Ibiam International Conference Center, Abakaliki, the governor said the latecomers would also forfeit their September overheads.
Trouble started when the governor arrived at the venue of them debate, slated to commence at exactly 11am and met empty seats.
The affected officials include the newly appointed 13 Local Government Caretaker Committee Chairmen, the 64 Development Center coordinators, the deputy chief of staff in the office of the deputy governor, Fidelix Okpata, and the principal secretary to the governor, Clement Nweke.
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Others include the state commissioner for Environment, Moses Ali; commissioner for Economic Empowerment and Poverty Alleviation, Sabinus Nwankwegu and; and commissioner for Youth and Sports, Charles Akpuenika.
Also affected are Commissioners for Agriculture and Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Uchenna Orji and Samuel Okoronkwo respectively.
The state governor also suspended the salaries of some personal assistants, senior special assistants, special advisers and other government functionaries who were absent at the scheduled time.
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- News 24