Oct 19, 2012

Governor Oshiomole sacks Permanent Sec

In an attempt to restore discipline in the state civil service, Governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole on Wednesday sacked the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Mrs Caro Edo-Osagie.

This was confirmed in a statement issued to journalists in Benin City by the Commissioner for Information, Mr Louis Odion.

Osagie was directed to hand over all government property in her possession and immediately handover to her subordinate within 24 hours.

Though, no particular reason has so far be given for the sack.

However, a source within the ministry, said her sack might be connected with the death of Mr Brown Atiemwen, who until his death was an actor and a staff of the Ministry.

He had been diagnosed with intestinal problems and Osagie allegedly delayed the release of the sum of N150, 000.00 donated by the state government for his treatment.

Atiemwen reportedly died on Sunday after he was unable to raise fund for surgery. His death led to a peaceful protest on Monday by members of the Artist Guild in Edo State.