Edo governor Oshiomhole sacks new permanent secretaries over lateness

Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has sworn in 18 new Permanent Secretaries out of 20 appointed into various ministries in the State.

The Governor reversed the appointment of two Permanent Secretaries on the grounds that they came late to the swearing-in ceremony.

The appointees were expected to have been seated at 12 noon for the ceremony, which was billed for 1pm.

However, the event kicked off at 12:30pm after Governor Oshiomhole’s arrival at 12:23pm; but only 18 of the 20 would-be Permanent Secretaries were seated at the time.

The other two arrived during the course of the ceremony and they did not escape the notice of the governor.

Governor Oshiomhole went ahead to swear-in the 18, 2 of whom were labour leaders. The Governor explained that the Labour Leaders were included deliberately to show the absence of animosity with labour activists.

Appeals for the other two Permanent Secretaries turned out futile.