FREEPRESS – Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole sacked the State Head of Service, Mr. Jerry Obazele for the service’s inability to present the actual figures and numbers of retirees who are due for pension payment.
Also, the Permanent Secretary Information and Communication Technology Agency, Mr Dan Aigbavboa was summarily retired from the service for the same reason.
The Director Software, Edo State Information and Communication Technology Agency, Mr. Toju Onaiwu was suspended suspended for not giving accurate numbers of retirees.
The letter signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor reads: “All members of the Edo State Pensions Board are hereby directed to report to the State Civil Service Commission for proper investigation and disciplinary action in accordance with the Civil Service Rules. Members of the Pensions Board are advised to steer clear of their offices until investigations are concluded”.
FREEPRESS has been reliably informed by an insider who do not want his name in prints that the governor’s external audit report figures conflicts with the one presented by the Head of Service, ICT department and the Pensions Boards.
“The audit firm report (he refused to disclose the name of the firm) on the number of retirees and the amounts due them is far higher than the ones presented to the governor by the Civil Service. I am shocked by the governor’s rude decision to sack, retire and suspend people. It would have been a different kettle of fish if the reverse was the case; that is the figures presented by the Civil Service was higher, he quipped”.
Meanwhile, Governor Adams Oshiomhole has appointed Mrs. Gladys Idahor as the new Head of Service, Edo State.