Ozumba previously served as the Commissioner for Labour, Employment, and Productivity in the Hope Uzodimma-led administration in Imo State until earlier this year when he was removed from office. However, in a recent press statement from the Government House in Owerri, it was announced that Ozumba, who hails from Orsu Council Area of the State, has been reinstated to his previous role in the same ministry.
The reasons for his initial removal were not officially confirmed, but there were speculations about his ouster being linked to issues like a botched Media Awards event where the Governor was absent due to internal disputes among the Commissioner and key figures in the administration. Additionally, tensions between the Labor Union and the Imo Government, which led to economic disruptions in the state, may have played a role.
Despite these challenges, Ozumba’s return has been met with jubilation among his supporters and within the political circles. Many see his reinstatement as a positive development and a recognition of his years of service in various government administrations.
Furthermore, political pundits speculate that Ozumba’s return may also benefit Governor Hope Uzodimma’s chances of securing a second term, particularly in Orsu Local Government Area, which has experienced security challenges attributed to unknown gunmen. As a prominent political figure from the area, Ozumba’s presence in the administration is seen as strategically advantageous.