Hope Uzodinma, Governor of Imo State, has sacked 20 out of his 28 commissioners.
It was gathered that Governor Uzodinma sacked the commissioners, who are members of the State Executive Council, on Wednesday.
The sacking of the 20 commissioners came just one month after the governor reshuffled his cabinet.
The affected appointees, it was learnt, were surprised as there was no sign that the announcement would be made and they were in their offices when they were informed on Wednesday.
The eight commissioners not affected by the announcement are those of the ministries of Health, Youth and Sports, Tourism, Information and Strategy, Woman Affairs, Works, Finance and Technology.
Nwachuku Oguwike, the Chief Press Secretary to the Imo Governor, confirmed the development, adding that his principal wished the affected appointees well in their future endeavours.
“The news is correct. 20 commissioners were affected while eight were not affected. The reason is to infuse new blood and add more value to the governance system of the state,” Oguwike told the Punch.
The newspaper also reported that Declan Emelumba, state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, confirmed the development.