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General News of Friday, 31 December 2021


Okowa sacks media aide alleging unfair treatment for insubordination

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa Governor Ifeanyi Okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Thursday sacked his Executive Assistant (Communication), Latimore Oghenesivbe for what he described as “manifest recklessness and insubordination.”

This was contained in a sack letter dated December 29, 2021, signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Patrick Ukah, and made available to Journalists in Asaba.

Oghenesivbe had alleged that Okowa has not treated him fairly for the past five years he has worked with him, alleging that the governor is surrounded by persons that have made him nepotistic in his dealings.

In a Facebook post by titled “Tribal bigot,” he claimed that he has been denied certain benefits that accrue to his office like others in the media department of the state government.

Oghenesivbe’s sack letter read, “There has been manifest recklessness and insubordination.

“As this trend can no longer be tolerated, I regret to inform you that your service as Executive Assistant, Communication, is no more required and your appointment is hereby terminated.

“Accordingly, I am to request that you take necessary steps to hand over all government properties in your possession to the Permanent Secretary, Directorate of Government House and Protocol forthwith.”

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