Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has dissolved his cabinet with 20 out of 28 commissioners sacked from duty.
At the end of the usual weekly Executive Council meeting, on Wednesday, the Governor said the dissolution became necessary to rejig and re-energize the system for maximum productivity.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mbadiwe Emelumba told newsmen at the end of the meeting that the dissolution was to restructure the governor’s administration to further achieve his numerous projects of the 3R of Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Recovery agenda. speaking with the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Barr. Nnamdi Anyaehie and Chief Press Secretary and Media Adviser to Governor, Oguwike Nwachuku added that the Governor took the decision to fast track governance in line with the mission of the government which is to serve the people well.
The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Chief Declan Emelumba, said that out of 28 commissioners, the governor retained eight. The ministries whose Commissioners were retained in the dissolution include Finance, Science and Technology, Health, Works, Information, Youths and Sports, Women Affairs and Tourism.
He said the Governor also thanked the affected Commissioners and assured them that they will still be found relevant in other areas if eventually they did not make the new cabinet that will be reconstituted very soon. He said the governor had to rejig his cabinet after one year in office. “The governor promised to reconstitute his cabinet soon,” Emelumba added