Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha, on Tuesday announced the removal from office of chief executives of all statutory boards, corporations, commissions, agencies and parastatals in the state.
The development was contained in a statement the chief press secretary to the governor, Chibuike Onyeukwu, released in Owerri. He said the governor had the Imo people in mind in taking the action.
“Governor Emeka Ihedioha CON, has approved the removal from office, the chief executives of all statutory boards, corporations, commissions, agencies and parastatals of Imo State. This is pursuant to the relevant laws, in particular, the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“The action is in overriding public interest, and in order to give government an opportunity to execute the policies, programmes and agenda that brought it into power.
“Consequently, the chief executives are directed to hand over the affairs of their various establishments to the most senior civil servants,” the statement read.
The development is coming after the governor had also on Monday announced the suspension of all local government chairmen, their deputies and councillors in the state.