*Redeploys Perm Sec, Min. of Environment
The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has sacked the Commissioner of Environment and Sustainability, Mr. Reginald Okun.
The General Manager, Edo State Waste Management Board, Mr. Aiyamenkue Akonofua, has also been retired.
The sacking of the high ranking officials came soon after a protest by road cleaners in Benin, the state capital.
The cleaners who forced thier way into the Edo State Government House said they hadn’t been paid for six months.
The governor also directed that the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Mrs. Obahiagbon R.E., be redeployed.
In a statement signed by Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, the officials were directed 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.