The governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi has suspended Engr. Francis Orji, the commissioner for Solid Minerals.
He was fired for allegedly engaging in actions capable of bringing embarrassment to the state government.
Umahi made this known while briefing journalists in Abakaliki through the State Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Senator Emmanuel Onwe at the exco-chambers, government house.
Onwe was flanked by the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Barr. Elizabeth Ogbaga, Commissioner for Local government Rural Development, Barr. Samuel Okoronkwo and the Head of Service, Hon. Chamberline Nwele.
He noted that the Deputy Principal Secretary, Mr. Emmanuel Obasi would immediately act in place of the suspended Commissioner for 30 days.
The commissioner revealed the preparedness of the state governor to honour one David Nweke, a civil servant and an accountant in the Universal Basic Education Board, UBEB, who recovered over N20 million for the state government.
On her part, the commissioner for culture and Tourism Barr. Elizabeth Ogbaga pointed out that the condition of the State owned Hotel in Afikpo would be revitalized and revamped to ensure its profitability to the present administration.
Also, the Head of Service, Mr. Chamberline Nwele stated that the present administration would take care of all the expenses for the burial of the former Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Fidelis Mbam, scheduled to hold on Friday at his country home in Izzi local government area of the state.