… Insist SSG gives counter directive
… Govt. pays salaries to only retained ones.
Three months after the dissolution of the cabinet of the Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, some of the appointees affected are yet to understand that they have been relieved of their jobs as they still hold firm to their duties before their dissolution.
Governor Hope Uzodinma had three months ago dissolved the cabinet members as well as majority of the Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants.
Investigation carried out by the Weekend Lead revealed that majority of the affected persons are of the opinion that the Secretary to the State Government, Cosmos Iwu allegedly gave a counter directive that they should continue working on the grounds that they would be re-appointed.
This paper authoritatively gathered that the State Government has paid the salaries as well as other entitlements of the only appointees which the Government retained upon dissolution since the said three months.
Imo people have not stopped to query the rationale behind how appointees dissolved by the Government that hired them should be signing press releases as well as performing other duties of the Government when they are yet to be re-appointed.
Speaking with the Lead, one of the APC chieftains in Imo who would not want his name in print appealed with the State Government to once again publish or announce the names of his retained appointees so that Imo people would be able to ascertain who to work or meet for a particular assignment and who not to meet.
This confusion is more amongst the Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants to the Governor hence I plead for government’s clarification, he said.
Meanwhile, every effort made to reach the Secretary to the State Government, Cosmos Iwu to ascertain whether or not a counter directive was given by the Government to the dissolved appointees to continue with their assigned duties proved abortive as the SSG did not pick his calls at the time of filing this report.
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