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Umahi Sacks Chief Press Secretary     

Governor David Umahi has fired his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor.     

Funsho Akinwale

David Umahi, the Ebonyi State Governor, on Tuesday, terminated the appointment of his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor.

The governor was said to have confirmed the development to the media on Tuesday via a WhatsApp message.

Umahi noted that the decision was taken following the misrepresentation in a statement issued by Uzor on the controversial National Livestock Transformation Programme.

The governor described the statement by Uzor as highly embarrassing and regrettable.

“I just directed the termination of the appointment of my CPS for misrepresenting me and south east governors on National livestock transformation plan programme of which I had issued press statement on behalf of NEC after our last NEC meeting.

“My former CPS was never authorized to talk to the press on the matter.

“His position is different from mine and that of the South East governors.

“His statement is so embarrassing and regrettable.

As at the time of filing this report, the sacked CPS had handed over to his Principal Secretary, Clement Nweke.