Governor Hope Uzodinma, has sacked 20 out of his 28 commissioners.
It was gathered that the Governor sacked the 20 Commissioners on Wednesday afternoon.
Commissioners not affected by the announcement includes ministries of Health, Youth and Sports, Tourism, Information and Strategy, Woman Affairs, Works, Finance and Technology.
The sacking came as a surprise to the affected appointees, as there was no sign that the announcement would be made.
It was gathered that the affected commissioners were in their offices on Wednesday afternoon when the news broke.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Nwachuku Oguwike, confirmed the development to newsmen, said that the governor wished the affected appointee well in their future endeavours.
The governor’s spokesperson said, “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.”
The state Commissioner for information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, also confirmed the sacking of the 20.
Imo State has been in the eye of the storm of late as members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra have been alleged to attack state security apparatus including prisons and police stations.