As speculation mounts on plans of the government to reshuffle Ebonyi State executive council, the state government has suspended its Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr. Ben Igwenyi, for alleged improper dressing to a state function.
The state Commissioner for Works and Transport, Hon. Chukwuma Nwandugo and commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Chief Hyacinth Ikpor were also suspended.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Dr. Onyekachi Eni, the suspension is for three months, during which the Commissioners are not allowed to appear in any state function.
“The Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief Martin Elechi, has ordered the suspension of three commissioners and members of the State Executive Council for improper dressing to a state banquet.
“The affected commissioners are: Hon. Chukwuma Nwandugo, Works and Transport; Hon. Hyacinth Ikpor, Culture and Tourism; and Hon. Ben Igwenyi, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.
“The suspension is for three months and it commences with immediate effect. The affected commissioners are not expected to appear in any state function within the duration of their suspension,” the statement read.
It was learnt that the suspended commissioners got their temporary debarment after a recent state banquet organized on behalf of the Society of Gynaecologist and Obstetrics of Nigeria, SOGON at the Government House Lodge, Abakaliki.