Gov. Wada Sacks State SUBEB ChairmanFeatured, Latest News, News From The State Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
Kogi state Governor, Captain Idris Wada has sacked the Chairman of the Kogi State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Alhaji Jibrin Usman and members of the board.
A Special Adviser to the governor, Mr. Jacob Edi announced the sack in Lokoja on Wednesday and no reason was given for the action.
Edi said the dismissals are with immediate effect, he directed the sacked officials to hand over all government property in their possession to the interim chairman.
The Special Adviser stated that Governor Wada has appointed Mr. Salami Ojonaun to head a six-man interim management committee to run the affairs of the board.
According to him, Other members of the interim committee include Mallam Abubakar Sani, Mr. Elijah Folorunsho, Mr Peter Kinrin, and Mr. Abraham Adavi.
“The interim committee is to quickly effect all payments of salaries of genuine and certified teaching and non-teaching staff under the board’s supervision. The committee will clean up the administrative and technical anomalies in the board, with a view to re-positioning it for effective performance.” He said.
African Examiner gathered that the sack of SUBEB management team is in connection with recent protest by teachers in public primary and junior secondary schools in the state for non-payment February and March salaries by the board.
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