- January 11, 2022
Why Gov. Okowa sacks aide who accused him on Facebook
Oghenesivbe, the Executive Assistant on Communications to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State had in his post (where he disclosed that out of the recent N25m released by the governor to his media team, he received only N50,000 with two 25kg bags of rice) alleged that the governor had been subjecting him to unfair treatment since he’s been working with him.
In the Facebook post, Tribal Bigot, the Media Aide added that he had been denied certain benefits that accrued to others in the media department of the state government, affirming that Okowa is surrounded by some persons who have made him nepotistic in his dealings.
However, in a letter dated December 29, 2021, and signed by Patrick Ukah, Secretary to the State Government, the governor expressed displeasure over Oghenesivbe’s conduct and sacked him, after the latter accused Okowa of unfair treatment.
The governor, in the letter, explained that Oghenesivbe’s recklessness and insubordination could no longer be tolerated, saying, “As this trend can no longer be tolerated, I regret to inform you that your service as Executive Assistant, Communication, is no more required and your appointment is hereby terminated
“Accordingly, I am to request that you take necessary steps to hand over all government properties in your possession to the Permanent Secretary, Directorate of Government House and Protocol forthwith”.