Abia State Governor Theodore Orji has dissolved his body of Special Advisers, stated this has been done in order to re-engineer his administration.
The list of fired officials included over 50 Advisers, some of whom were recently appointed. Among the affected were Senior Special Assistants, Special Advisers and Special Assistants.
Gov. Orji announced the dissolution at a banquet he organized for the sacked advisers at the Banquet Hall, Government House, in the capital of Abia State – Umuahia.
Gov. Orji said the sack was not done out of malice but rather to re-engineer government and inject new blood into the system.
“I will like to retain all of you and appoint more if we had all the money”, he said.
The Governor promised that fresh persons would be appointed into the administration and also assured that former appointees who have done very well would be reappointed to tap from their experience.
The Governor however advised those that will be dropped not to behave like typical politicians who would start romancing with the opposition because of the sack.
According to him, the sack was a normal thing in government even as he made it clear that he was guided in arriving at the decision by public opinion.
Gov. Orji disclosed that he has been under pressure to dissolve the special advisers and assistants having earlier dissolved his commissioners. According to him, those clamouring to taste governance have been on his neck to let them have a feel of the government.