It is no longer news that Nollywood actress, Nkiru Sylvanus was recently given the boot by Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State. The light-skinned actress, known for her emotional roles in movies, was relieved of her position as Special Assistant to the governor on Lagos Affairs at a meeting of the state executive council, which took place in Owerri on Wednesday. So far, no reason has been given for her sack.
The hammer did not, however, come down on the actress alone. Some state commissioners and other aides of the governor were also removed from office in what looked like a surprise cabinet reshuffle by Okorocha.
While serving as Special Assistant to the governor, Sylvanus’s mandate was to oversee matters affecting natives of Imo state in Lagos. Shortly after she had accepted the appointment, she was kidnapped, held for some weeks and eventually released after her abductors were paid a ransom