The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, has sacked the Commissioner for Labour and Productivity, Ford Ozumba.
In a statement, the Commissioner for Information, Declan Emelumba, said the governor directed Ozumba to hand over all necessary documents to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Productivity immediately.
No reason was given for the sack but some sources say it may not be unconnected to the ongoing impasse between the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress Led by Joe Ajaero and the Imo State Government.
Ajaero had accused officials of the Uzodimma Government on Tuesday of disrupting its state congress and unleashing mayhem on workers exercising their rights to elect their leaders.
He had also declared the union’s indefinite industrial action in the state.