Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State on Sunday suspended his special adviser in charge of Lagos Liaison Office, Jacinta Nworie, indefinitely for alleged “unruly behaviour”.
Nworie’s indefinite suspension was contained in a statement on Monday by the governor’s Principal Secretary, Nweke Clement.
According to the statement, the special adviser’s suspension followed an alleged unruly behaviour and acts unbecoming of a public office holder, which portrayed the state in a bad light.
It further directed the suspended special adviser to immediately hand over all government property in her possession to the most senior civil servant in the office.
Prior to her suspension, Ms. Nworie was first redeployed to the office of Special Adviser on Talent Development under the office of the Secretary to the State Government last week.
Ms. Nworie’s suspension is the second by Governor Umahi after that of the Senior Special Assistant on Security, Ali Odefa, a few months ago.
Odefa was suspended for one month.