By Emmanuel Nnaji
The Executive Governor of Ebonyi state, Engr. David Umahi, on Monday sacked some of his aides, saying it is time to face serious business which is hard work.
The affected individuals include Technical Assistants(TAs), Senior Technical Assistants (STAs) and Executive Assistants (EAs) who were dismissed on the ground of poor performance to duty.
Umahi made this known while swearing-in Caretaker Chairmen of Ikwo, Afikpo North and Ivo Local Government Councils together with the Coordinator of Ohaozara Development Centre, at Ecumenical Centre, Abakaliki and further noted his disappointment over such attitude, reiterating that it is not time to display idleness as his administration would take nothing less than hard work as he wouldn’t have such appointees and still over labour himself.
On the contrary, he gave room for reapplications into the dissolved positions whom he said must show evidence of hard work outside of politics.
Umahi said thus, “It is time to work. I have no business with anybody who has an appointment and doesn’t want to work.
” Let me announce my disappointment at the Technical Assistants, Senior Technical Assistants and Executive Assistants. We have over 1000 of them. Yet, my Deputy and myself go out of our way in this COVID-19. We have over 360 Liaison Officers. We have alot of Management Committee Members.
“I don’t know where else you will get a position and go-on sleeping and be waiting for an alert. It can’t happen under me. By 1st of August, all Technical Assistants (TA), Senior Technical Assistants (STAs) and Executive Assistants (EAs) are dissolved.
“If you are one of them and you want your job back, you will be given a form to fill and a Ministry or Department must endorse you. When they endorse you, we hold that Ministry or Department responsible for you.
“And if you are reapplying and you have no Agricultural farm, then, don’t apply. You must show me where you are farming, because we are doing everything possible to turn the minds of our people from appointment position to business minds. That is the only way to go.
“One, you must tell us what you did before; two, show us where your farm is and we will Google it, to make sure you are not lying and three, you must be sponsored by Commissioners, SAs, SSAs, Boards and Commissions.”