Umahi to sack non ICT Compliant Accountants.

By Mbam Ogodo, Abakaliki

Ebonyi state Governor, Chief David Umahi has warned that his administration would relieve from duty any Accountant in the state’s Public Service that is not ICT compliant.

Governor Umahi handed down the warning on the occasion of the swearing-in ceremony of the acting Chief of Staff, Mrs. Queen Agwu, two Commissioners and some chairmen/members of Boards and Parastatals at the Ecumenical Centre, Abakaliki.

The governor administered the oath of office on Mrs. Agwu, Mr. Orlando Nweze new Commissioner For Finance and Mr. Offor Okorie, Chairman Governing Board of Ebonyi Broadcasting Corporation (EBBC).

He revealed that he redeployed his former Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Ogbonnaya Chukwu and some officials of the Ministry of Finance because they were not ICT-compliant .

"We need excellent people to man the offices of the Finance Ministry, the Auditor-General and Accountant General Offices, any Accountant that is not ICT Compliant will cease to work with us.

“It is a shame that most Accountants cannot account for financial receipts, expenditures incurred in the last five months.”

On the spread of the dreaded pandemic the Governor said his administration has come up with new measures to tackle the spread of the virus.

He also said another meeting to discuss the new phase of the fight against COVID-19 would be held next week, adding that he may have to attend the meeting virtually if his test comes out positive.