Gov Emmanuel suspends LG commission chair over alleged illegal recruitment
NEWS DIGEST–Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has approved the suspension of the state chairman of the Local Government Service Commission, Dr. Valentine Attah with immediate effect.
Attah’s suspension is coming a few hours after the governor announced the sack of the commissioner of Agriculture and Food Sufficiency, Dr Uduak Udo-Inyang.
The statement which conveyed the Attah’s suspension from office said that he was suspended following his alleged involvement in unauthorised recruitment of persons into the Unified Local Government Service.
The statement which was signed by the Secretary to the state government Mr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, also declared null and void the appointments of those who benefitted from the recruitment exercise
It reads in part “Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has approved the suspension from office of Valentine Attah, Chairman Local Government Service 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 state audit on the recruitment exercise.
“To this end, the appointments of those who benefited from the said recruitment are hereby declared null and void”.