Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has suspended the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Nma Onyechere, “with immediate effect”.
Confirming the development in a telephone interview, the Governor’s Senior Special Assistant, SSA, Media, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, explained that the suspension followed the unwarranted physical assault the woman unleashed on a serving Commissioner in the Local Government Service Commission, Chief Emeka Okoronkwo.
“Governor received a complaint that the suspended Commissioner physically assaulted a serving Commissioner in the Local Government Service Commission, Chief Emeka Okoronkwo”.
According to Mr. Onwuemeodo, it was the considered opinion of the Governor that such a public figure of the rank of a commissioner should properly manage her temper, no matter the level of provocation.
“The reported incident brought bad image to the administration and the Governor strongly felt that such a public figure of the rank of a commissioner should learn to properly manage her temper very well, no matter the level of provocation”, Onwuemeodo said.
It was also gathered that the Commissioner had been directed to immediately hand over all government properties in her possession to the Permanent Secretary in her Ministry.
Meanwhile, the state government has equally announced the sacking of the Transition Committee Chairman of Oguta local government area, Mr. Henry Igbomezie, from office.
Although government’s statement on his sacking was very sketchy at press time, Vanguard gathered that Ignomezie was removed for allegedly failing to respect a top government official from the local council area.