Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi on Thursday said that sacked Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Professor Benald Odo, misled him to sack Moses Ogodoali.
He stated this after Ogodoali took oath of office as his Senior Special Assistant on Power.
The governor noted that Ogodoali should have been suspended and not sacked outrightly over an alleged offence.
“I want to commend you for your character. Actually, the government was misled by the former SSG on your case. By advice from a private discussion, it was supposed to be suspension for failure to attend the Ministry of Agriculture meeting that was convened that morning.
“And I want to clarify that there was no time anybody suspected you of attending any other political meeting. There was nothing like that. Nobody ever said anything like that.
“And so, we have to find a way to ameliorate whatever injustice you suffered. We will do that to cushion the effects of all the salaries you didn’t collect.
“But one very significant thing is that you have demonstrated the spirit of a true child of God. In the months you were waiting, you did not castigate the government you served and fought for,” he added.