Alex Otti, Governor of Abia State, has ordered the immediate suspension of all permanent secretaries in all Ministries, Agencies, and Departments, MDAs.
Katie Oko, the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, revealed this on Thursday.
The announcement also stated that the Head of Service had been suspended.
Oko added that the development coincides with the establishment of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the Recovery of Abia State Government Properties and Funds.
“As a result, the Governor has approved the appointment of Lady Joy Maduka, Director, Ministry of Education, as Acting Head of Service (HOS).”
“John Pedro Iroakazi – Clerk of the House; Mrs. U. G. Uche Ikonne – Solicitor General are directed by this notice to hand over to the most senior Director in their respective Ministries, Departments, and Agencies,” the statement says in part.