Ebonyi State Secretary, Prof Ben Odoh’ s Resigns

The Secretary to Ebonyi state government, Professor Benard Odoh, has resigned his appointment.

Odoh, a professor of geophysics resigned his appointment on Monday evening.

He explained that the way in which Governor Umahi’s administration had been run in the past two years has not offered the conducive atmosphere for all members of the state executive council and himself to sincerely air and express their views on sensitive policy matters.

In his letter of resignation made available to newsmen, the former state scribe also said he took the decision so as to protect his relationship with David Umahi, stressing that he has more to preserve than occupying the position of the secretary to state government.

He said: “in my opinion, this is the highest level of hypocrisy and the values I live does not allow me to operate in such deceptive atmosphere where people live opposite of what/who they are.

“Having assured you on my inception of office and at several times that I owe you the responsibility to be truthful and honest always, I wish to inform you that all is not well in your administration sir.

“If you observe carefully, almost all your appointees are completely disconnected from your policy direction as they lack genuine sense of purpose, dignity, clear sense of commitment to the decision taken in Council because of low morale.

“Once more on behalf of my family, friends and those who worked closely with me for almost three years now, I want to most sincerely again say thank you very much for the rare opportunity you offered me to serve our dear state.

“My appointment as the Secretary to the State government is hereby resigned in good faith. I have handed over the status of cabinet office to the most senior staff office, Barrister Ogbonnaya Otta in line with the best practices of service”.

The Former SSG further commended the wife of the state governor, Rachel and the entire Umahi’s dynasty for the opportunity and love to serve the state government.

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