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Theodore Orji sacks advisers

By The Citizen

Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State has dissolved his body of Special Advisers, saying he wants to re-engineer his administration.

Affected were Senior Special Assistants, Special Advisers and Special Assistants. There were over 50 Advisers, some of who were recently appointed.

Governor Orji announced the dissolution at a banquet he organized for the sacked advisers at the Banquet Hall, Government House, Umuahia.

According to the Orji, the sack was not done out of malice but rather to reengineer 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', Orji 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.

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.