By Emeke Alexander
Awin Atare, an aide to the Delta State Commissioner in charge of the Directorate of Project Monitoring/Audit has been sacked over her comments considered against the state government.
A letter personally signed by the state Commissioner, Chief Anthony Onoriode Ofoni, which was sighted by NewsNet Nigeria said, Atare was relieved of her appointment for expressing “opinions on the policies and programs of the Delta State Government and PDP at large, which are in contradiction to what the State Government had achieved in the last 7years.”
The sack letter dated 4th October, 2022, and titled “WITHDRAWAL OF APPOINTMENT AS MEDIA TECHNICAL AIDE”, read in full below:
I wish to inform you, of your disengagement as Special Assistant Technical Aide to my office as the Delta State Commissioner for Project Monitoring/Audit.
This decision became of necessary owning to your well publicized opinions on the policies and programs of the Delta State Government and PDP at large, which are in contradiction to what the State Government had achieved in the last 7years.
As a Commissioner and member of the State Executive Council, I wish to distance myself from the opinions you expressed on your platforms, as it does not represent my stand on the performance of Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa administration which has been well credited for the overall transformation in the State by way of giant strides in infrastructure, social development, job creation, wealth creation and the overall development across the State.
This disengagement, is with immediate effect, I, therefore, wish you well in your future political endeavours.
Chief Anthony Onoriode Ofoni was among the last set of commissioners appointed by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to the Delta State Executive Council.
Both Ofoni and Atare hail from Uvwie Local Government Area of the state.