Obaseki Retires Waste Mgt. Board GM & Sacks Environment Commissioner
The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has sacked the Commissioner of Environment and Sustainability in the state, Mr. Reginald Okun and also ordered the immediate retirement of the General Manager, Edo State Waste Management Board, Mr. Aiyamenkue Akonofua.
The governor also directed that the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Mrs. R.E Obahiagbon, be redeployed.
Naija News learnt the sacks and redeployment might not be unconnected with the protest march by sweepers in the state on Tuesday over the non-payment of their salaries for up to six months.
In a statement signed by Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., the state government directed the officials to “handover their assignments to the most senior government official in their offices with immediate effect. They are also to handover all government property in their possession to the appropriate authorities.”
In the statement, the government thanked the disengaged officials for their service to the state and wished them well in their future endeavours.