Obaseki Sacks Perm Sec, Suspends Three Others Over N283m Fraud
Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, on Friday, approved the sack of a Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Youth and Special Duties, Dr. Osayuware Idahosa and three other civil servants for padding the budget for the conduct of primary school examination to the tune of N283 million.
A statement by the Special Adviser, Media and Communications Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, said the decision was the outcome of an extraordinary session of the State Executive Committee meeting, headed by the Governor Obaseki.
He said the other officers involved in the fraud are S. A. Erhunmwunse Edokpayi, E.I. Ero-Ugiagbe and Lucky Adagbonyin. The exco resolved that they should proceed on indefinite suspension without pay and their case forwarded to the State Civil Service Commission for appropriate action according to the rules and guidelines of the service.
Speaking to journalists after the meeting, the Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Paul Ohonbamu said the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Yinka Omorogbe, submitted a report on the panel of enquiry on the conduct of the 2016/2017 Primary School Leaving Certificate Examination and after due consideration of findings and recommendations, they took the decision.