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Gov Uzodinma sacks commissioner amidst disagreement with labour in Imo



The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has removed the state’s Commissioner of Labour and Productivity, Chief Ford Ozumba.

The state’s Commissioner for Information, Declan Emelumba, confirmed the development in a statement on Saturday in Owerri.

However, no reason was given for the commissioner’s sack.

But Ripples Nigeria gathered that the development might not be unconnected with disagreement between the government and the state chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC).

The NLC leaders in the state had declared a strike over the alleged government’s interference in their election.

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The union claimed that the elective congress was disrupted by security agents on the order of the state government.

The government had since distanced itself from the fracas and accused the union of high-handedness.

The statement read: “Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has approved the immediate removal of Chief Ford Ozumba, the State Commissioner for Labour and Productivity from office.

“Accordingly, His Excellency further directs that Chief Ozumba hands over to the Permanent Secretary of his Ministry with immediate effect.”

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