Delta Gov fires aide over Facebook post

Oghenesivbe also lamented that out of the recent N25m released by Okowa to his media team, he got two 25kg bags of rice and N50,000.
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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has formed his Executive Assistant on Communications, Latimore Oghenesivbe, over a Facebook post deemed embarrassing.

The PUNCH reported that Oghenesivbe's sack on Thursday was contained in a letter dated December 29, 2021, signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Patrick Ukah, and made available to journalists in Asaba.

Okowa described the Facebook post as “manifest recklessness and insubordination” after Oghenesivbe accused him of unfair treatment while working with him for the past five years.

In the post titled ‘Tribal Bigot’, Oghenesivbe alleged that Okowo the governor was surrounded by certain persons that have made him nepotistic in his dealings.

In a Facebook post by Oghenesivbe titled, the aide said he had been denied certain benefits that accrued to others in the media department of the state government.

Oghenesivbe also lamented that out of the recent N25m released by Okowa to his media team, he got two 25kg bags of rice and N50,000.

“There has been manifest recklessness and insubordination,” Okowa said in the letter while responding to Oghenesivbe’s conduct.

“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,” the letter read in part.

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