Emmanuel suspends chairman, Akwa Ibom LG service commission over alleged unauthorised recruitment

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Isaiah Eka

Uyo – Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa has suspended Dr Valentine Attah, Chairman,  Local Government Commission from office with immediate effect.

The suspension was contained in a press statement entitled: “Suspension from Office” dated 15 and signed by the Secretary to the Government, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem and made available to newsmen in Uyo on Thursday.

Ekuwem said the suspension was sequel to the chairman’s involvement in an unauthorised recruitment of persons into the Unified Local Government Service.

“The governor has approved the suspension of Dr Valentine Attah, Chairman of the Local Government Commission.

“This is sequel to his involvement in an unauthorised recruitment of persons into the unified local government service. The suspension takes immediate effect pending the outcome of the audit on recruitment exercise.

“To this end, appointment of those who benefits from the said recruitment are hereby declared null and void,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls with barely two weeks to the end of the governor’s first term, on Wednesday he also relieved the for Agriculture and Food Sufficiency, Dr Uduak Udo-Inyang of his appointment but no reason was stated.