Breaking: Obaseki sacks Commissioner for Roads, Bridges

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State

By Jethro Ibileke

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has sacked the Commissioner for Roads and Bridges, Engr. Newton Okojie.

The sack was contained in a statement Monday afternoon, by the Hon. Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare.

The five-paragraph statement however did not specifically state if Okojie was sacked over non performance in office.

“It’s unfortunate that we have not been able to make the envisaged progress in our road infrastructure, particularly in the last 12 months.

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“And sadly, the Commissioner as much as he tried, 4had not been able to make significant progress for the state government to achieve its goal,” Nehikhare stated.

The Governor thanked the Commissioner for his service to the state and wished him well on his future endeavors,” Nehikhare simply said.

The statement further directed that the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Engr. Osikhena Omoh Ojior, will take charge until a new commissioner is appointed.

Calls to Mr. Nehikhare for further clarification on specific reason for the sack of the Commissioner were not answered.

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