9th May, 2013
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State southsouth Nigeria, has approved the removal of the state Commissioner for the Ministry of Secondary, Technical and Higher Education, Mr Ekpenisi Omorotionmwan.
Also, the Governor approved the dissolution of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).
In a government special announcement signed by Prof Julius Ihonvbere, Secretary to the State Government, the Governor approved the appointment of Mr Washington Osifo as the new Commissioner for the Ministry of Secondary, Technical and Higher Education, subject to the confirmation by the State House of Assembly.
The dissolution of the Board and removal of the commissioner, according to the statement, take immediate effect.
The statement however did not disclose reasons for the sacking of the commissioner and the dissolution of the SUBEB board.
The SUBEB board is chaired by Honourable Joseph Emoabino while the sacked Omorotiomwan was sworn in as Commissioner on Friday, 8 March this year.