Obaseki Places Perm Sec., Three Others On Indefinite Suspension Over Alleged N283M Fraud

* Governor Obaseki * Pix Source: the street journal

 

…Refers Case To State Civil Service Commission

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has placed the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Special Duties, Osayuware Idahosa , Barrister Erhunmwunse Edokpayi, Mrs. E.I. Ero-Ugiagbe and Mr Lucky Adagbonyin on indefinite suspension without pay.

Idahosa, was alleged to have committed  padded the budget for the conduct of primary school examination in the state  to the tune of N283 million.

The governor’s decision to send the Permanent Secretary and his cohort on indefinite suspension without pay and their case forwarded to the State Civil Service Commission followed the outcome of a session of the State Executive Committee meeting, headed by the Obaseki, in Government House, Benin City.

Recalled that Obaseki had vowed to unmask the people that sent a N283 million request for the conduct of primary school examination in the state that was later conducted at the cost of N30 million.

Speaking after the meeting,Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Paul Ohonbamu stated that the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Yinka Omorogbe, submitted a report on the Panel of Enquiry on the conduct of the 2016/2017 Primary School Leaving Certificate Examination and that after due consideration of the findings and recommendations, the State Executive Council took the decisions.

According to him, “Executive council also set up a committee to be chaired by the Commissioner for Employment and Wealth Creation, Emmanuel Usoh to investigate the de-listing of about 350 private schools from the list of eligible schools to participate in the Primary School Leaving Certificate Examination and also the conditions that led to the relisting of these schools shortly after they were de-listed.”

 

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