Nigerians have aired their opinions about the recent sacking of Edo State Commissioner for Environment and Sustainability, Mr. Reginald Okun by the State Governor Godwin Obaseki.
TheNewsGuru reports the environment and sustainability commissioner was sacked after road sweepers protested delayed and non-payment of salaries and allowances today.
Wow! Edo state governor @GovernorObaseki just sacked his environment commissioner and GM waste management authority after road sweepers protested delayed and non payment just this morning.
See serious governor, tell me this is not NigeriaAdvertisement
— Souljah (@jeffphilips1) April 4, 2018
I have to confess I have never seen what @GovernorObaseki just did in Edo state today anywhere in this country before.
I watched these old helpless women protesting this morning on Channels
— Souljah (@jeffphilips1) April 4, 2018Advertisement
Governor Obaseki made the sack of Mr. Okun known in a statement signed by Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Osarodion Ogie, and made available to journalists on Wednesday.
Reacting to the development, @jeffphilips1 said “I have to confess I have never seen what Governor Obaseki just did in Edo state today anywhere in this country before” on Twitter.
Thumbs up to the Edo state governor for acting quick and fast like a leader. Sacking the commissioner of environment and that of the waste management officer. That is what you deserve from r incompetence. Mr. President should take a some lessons from the Edo governorAdvertisement
— Cyril Onyebuchi🇳🇬 (@lordsirel) April 4, 2018
The Edo state governor also directed the re-deployment of the permanent secretary in the ministry, R. E. Obahiagbon and the retirement of the General Manager, Edo State Waste Management Board, Aiyamenkue Akonofua.
According to the statement, the officials are 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,” the statement added.
Although no reason was given for the government’s action, the state government thanked the disengaged officials for their services to the state and wished them well in their future endeavours.