Edo Sacks Perm Sec, Suspends 3 Others Over Fraud
The Edo State Government has shown it will not condone any indiscipline within its ranks.
The governor, Godwin Obaseki has sacked a permanent secretary in the State Ministry of Youth and Special Duties, Dr. Osayuware Idahosa and three other civil servants.
They were sack over allegations of budget padding for the conduct of primary school examination to the tune of N283 million.
The other officers involved Erhunmwunse Edokpayi, Ero-Ugiagbe and Lucky Adagbonyin.
The decision was the outcome of an extraordinary session of the State Executive Committee meeting on Friday at Government House, Benin City.
Dr. Idahosa, who served as Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Education at the time the alleged fraud was committed, was referred to the State Civil Service Commission for appropriate action, .
The EXCO also resolved that the three others should proceed on indefinite suspension without pay and their case also forwarded to the State Civil Service Commission.
In July, Governor Obaseki vowed to unmask the people that sent a N283 million request for the conduct of primary school examination in the state, which was eventually conducted at the cost of N30 million.
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