Less than six hours after the resignation of Prof. Bernard Odoh as the Secretary to Ebonyi state government (SSG), governor Dave Umahi has appointed his replacement.

The past SSG wrote his letter of resignation dated April 2, 2018, citing lack of trust and confidence from the governor as reasons for his exit.

Odoh said the way by which Umahi’s administration had remained in the last two years has not offered conducive atmosphere for all members of the state executive council and himself to sincerely air and express their views.

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“In my opinion, this is the highest level of hypocrisy and the values I live do not allow me to operate in such deceptive atmosphere where people live opposite of what or who they are.

“If you observe carefully, almost all your appointees are nearly completely disconnected from your policy direction as they lack genuine sense of purpose, dignity, clear sense of commitment to decision taken in Council because of low morale.

In a swift reaction, Umahi named a replacement as confirmed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Emmanuel Uzo.

“Yes, Dr Hygenius Nwokwu has been appointed the new SSG and his appointment is with immediate effect.

“The Governor personally signed the appointment letter and the SSG has assumed duty immediately.”

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