by Isi Esene
Ebonyi Governor, Martin Elechi, recently meted out uncommon justice to three commissioners in his cabinet when he ordered their suspension on grounds of improper dressing to a state function.
The affected commissioners are; State attorney-general and commissioner for Justice, Dr. Ben Igwenyi; commissioner for works and transport, Chukwuma Nwandugo, and culture and tourism commissioner, Hyacinth Ikpor.
The government released a statement to this effect ordering the affected commissioners not to appear in any state function within the next three months.
The statement signed by the chief press secretary to the governor, Onyekachi Eni, read in part:
“The Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief Martin Elechi, has ordered the suspension of three commissioners and members of the State Executive Council for improper dressing to a state banquet.
“The affected commissioners are: Hon. Chukwuma Nwandugo, Works and Transport; Hon. Hyacinth Ikpor, Culture and Tourism; and Hon. Ben Igwenyi, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.
“The suspension is for three months and it commences with immediate effect. The affected commissioners are not expected to appear in any state function within the duration of their suspension”.
It was reported that the affected commissioners got suspended after dressing inappropriately to a recent state banquet organized on behalf of the Society of Gynaecologist and Obstetrics of Nigeria, SOGON at the Government House Lodge, Abakaliki.