16 Ebonyi Top Govt. Officials To Forfeit Sept Salaries for Lateness [UPDATED]

Dave-UmahiSixteen top officials of the Ebonyi State Government including members of the State Executive Council, are to forfeit their September Salaries and office overhead for the month of September for lateness to an event.
Governor Dave Umahi gave the directive for the forfeiture of the officials’ salaries and allowances on Monday. (NAN)
Details later…
***UPDATE***
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, those affected included the newly appointed 13 local government caretaker committee chairmen, the 64 Development Center Coordinators, the Deputy Chief of Staff office to the Deputy Governor, Prof. Fidelix Okpata and the Principal Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Clement Nweke.
Others are: the state Commissioner for Environment, Hon. Moses Ogodo Ali, that of Economic Empowerment and Poverty Alleviation, Hon. Sabinus Nwankwegu and his Youth and Sports counterpart Mr. Charles Akpuenika.
Commissioners for Agriculture, Hon Uchenna Orji and his Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters counterpart, Barr, Samuel Okoronkwo were also affected.
The Governor also suspended the salaries of some Personal Assistants, Senior Special Assistants, Special Advisers and other government functionaries.
The officials were punished for coming late to the School debate on government anti-corruption crusade and its internally generated revenue drive held at the Akanu Ibiam International Conference Center, Abakaliki.
The governor added that those affected would also forfeit their September overhead.

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