Governor Stops Commissioners, Aides’ Salaries Over Lateness


Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, yesterday, announced the suspension of the October salary of some of his Commissioners and aides for alleged lateness to an official function.

Umahi announced the decision during a school debate on Government Anti-Corruption Crusade at the Akanu Ibiam International Conference Center, Abakaliki, the state capital. He added that the latecomers would also forfeit their September overheads.

Vanguard reports that when Governor Umahi arrived at the venue of the debate, slated to commence at exactly and met empty seats, he was angry and made his decision. He reportedly ordered the Head of Service, Chamberlin Nwele, to take the list of the government functionaries present at the function.

Other affected officials include Local Government Caretaker Committee Chairmen, Development Center coordinators, some personal assistants, senior special assistants, special advisers and other government functionaries who were absent at the scheduled time.

Meanwhile, Mr. Umahi expressed regret over the increase in exams miracle centres in the state and called for the arrest and prosecution of proprietors of such miracle centres.