Enugu Commissioner Resigns in Solidarity with Sacked Civil Servants
Victor Nnam, the Commissioner of Land and Urban Development in Enugu State, has resigned from Governor Ifeanyi Ugwanyi’s cabinet.
In a letter to Ugwuanyi on Friday, Nnam expressed his resignation in response to the harsh dismissal of the professional heads of departments in his ministry.
According to the Peoples Gazette, Nnam also claimed that the governor refused to sign off on his proposal for a Geometric Information System, or GIS, land administration, which he claimed could have helped phase out land grabbers and given investors confidence in Enugu State.
“However, the recent removal of the professional heads of departments is the reason for my resignation.”
“However, the reason for my resignation is the recent removal of the professional heads of departments under my supervision on the grounds of retaliation for simply doing their jobs. “I can no longer serve your administration because those innocent professional senior civil servants are being punished for doing the right thing,” Nnam said.
“I hereby resign my appointment as commissioner for Lands and Urban Development in Enugu State with effect from today, Friday, October 29th, 2021, and submit the black Prado SUV,” Nnam added.
According to the newspaper, Nnam’s resignation comes amid recent allegations of shady land deals from private citizens, corporations, and the state government.