Governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, has suspended the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Nma Onyechere, with immediate effect for physically assaulting a serving Commissioner in the Local Government Service Commission, Chief Emeka Okoronkwo.
The Senior Special Assistant, SSA, to the governor on Media, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, who confirmed this development to newsmen explained that Okorocha’s administration does not tolerate indiscipline.
“The Governor received a complaint that the suspended Commissioner physically assaulted a serving Commissioner in the Local Government Service Commission, Chief Emeka Okoronkwo”.
Speaking further, Onwuemeodo explained that it was the considered opinion of the Governor that such a public figure of the rank of a commissioner should learn how to control 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 added.
Findings revealed that the Commissioner had been directed to immediately handover all government property in her possession to the Permanent Secretary in her Ministry.
Source: Radio Biafra.