Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra state, has sacked all his political appointees.
Affected in the new development are heads of government ministries, departments and agencies; commissioners, special assistants as well as other non-civil servant appointees.
A memo signed by Solo Chukwulobelu, secretary to the state government, directed the appointees to hand over their handover reports to their second in command before Friday, 16th March, 2018.
No reason was given in the memo, for the sack of the government officials.
The memo read: “His Excellency, Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra state, has directed that all political appointees and non-civil servant, heads of MDAs in the state submit their handover notes/reports on or before Friday 16th March, 2018 to the permanent secretary of their respective MDAs, or to the most senior civil servant there in the absence of a permanent secretary.
“All SSAs/SAs are to submit their handover notes/reports to the permanent secretary, office of the SSG.
“A copy of the handover note/report must be submitted to the secretary to the state government on or before Friday, 16th March, 2018.”
It added that the appointees and every other official involved are to also handover any government project/utility vehicles in their custody to the permanent secretary, office of the secretary to the state government on or before March 16.
Obiano was re-elected for a second tenure in November last year.
This is the first major change taking place within his cabinet since his re-election.