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
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
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.