Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has removed the Accountant-General of the state, Mr. Donald Igbo.
In the shocking move, Giv Uzodinma quickly appointed Mr. Obieze Valentine Chukwukama as the new Accountant-General of the state.
Chukwukama takes over from Mr. Donald Igbo and the appointment is with immediate effect, according to a letter from the Office of the Principal Secretary to the Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Irene Chima.
The letter dated March 30, 2020, reads: “I am directed to inform you that His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma, the Governor of Imo State has approved the appointment of Obieze Valentine Chukwukama as the new Accountant-General of Imo State. The appointment is with immediate effect.
“You are, therefore, requested to stop any further transaction with the former Accountant-General, Mr. Donald Igbo and to effect all the necessary changes in respect to the Accounts of Imo State Government with you.
“Please take steps to implement His Excellency’s directive.”
Prior to Monday’s appointment, Chukwukama was an Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.