Breaking! Obiano ‘Sacks’ All Political Appointees

Mar 14, 2022 - 15:24
Mar 14, 2022 - 15:40
Breaking! Obiano ‘Sacks’ All Political Appointees

By Izunna Okafor, Awka


The outgoing Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano has terminated the appointments of all his political appointees, ahead of the March 17 handover in the state. 

This was contained in a memo signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwuelobe, and addressed to all political appointees in the state, notifying them of their disengagements and termination of their appointments.

Dated March 4, 2022, the letter also mandated the political appointees to handover all government property in their possessions to the most senior civil servants in their offices on or before Wednesday, March 16.

The letter, captioned “Cessation of Appointments of All Political Appointees” reads in parts: “This is to notify ALL Political Appointees that the life of the present Administration will end on Wednesday 16th March, 2022.
Consequently, ALL Appointees are informed that their appointments ill
terminate on the above stated date.

“You are therefore advised to handover ALL GOvernnment properties in your possession to the most senior CVil Servant in your office, and the Officer should acknowledge the receipt as appropriate.

“For appointees whose appointments are tenured (like: Managing Directors/CEO, Executive secretaries and Provosts) but nonetheless serve at the instance of the Governor of the day are not affected by this circular.

“The incoming Governor will issue further directive on your appointments.

“While thanking you for your services, we wish you best of luck in your future endeavors.”

It would be recalled that the incumbent Governor Willie Obiano will, on Thursday this week, handover mantle of leadership to the Governor-elect, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, following the conclusion of his two tenures of four years each, with many visible achievements to his name.

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Izunna Okafor Izunna Okafor is an award-winning Nigerian novelist, poet, journalist, essayist, editor, translator, publicist, Igbo language activist and administrator who hails from Ebenator in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria. He writes perfectly in English and Igbo languages, and has published several books in both languages. He has received over 25 awards, and has over 2000 articles published online, both nationally and internationally, cutting across creative writing and journalism. See his full profile at: