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Okowa fires media aide for alleged recklessness, insurbordination

By Monday Osayande, Asaba
31 December 2021   |   4:00 am
Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa yesterday fired his Executive Assistant (Communication), Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe for what he described as “manifest recklessness and insubordination”.

Okowa. Photo: TWITTER/IAOKOWA

Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa yesterday fired his Executive Assistant (Communication), Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe for what he described as “manifest recklessness and insubordination”.

This was contained in a sack letter dated December 29, 2021, signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Patrick Ukah and made available to Journalists in Asaba.

Fred Latimore had alleged that Okowa has not treated him fairly for the past five years he has worked with him, as Okowa was surrounded by certain persons that have made him nepotistic in his dealings, citing his experience were he has been denied certain benefits that accrue to his office, and the recent N25m released by Okowa to his media team that was alleged diverted by a few, saying that he got fifty thousand naira and two repackaged 25kg bags of rice.

But, in the letter, the governor expressed displeasure over Latimore’s conduct with respect to the performance of his duties, adding that “there has been manifest recklessness and insubordination.”

“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”.