Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has terminated the appointment of four commissioners in the State Executive Council, PUNCH has reported.
According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Public Affairs, Prince Kassim Afegbua, on Wednesday, those affected included the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftancy Affairs, Chief Lucky James; and Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs. Blessing Maigida.
Others are the Commissioner for Basic Education, Mr. Patrick Aguinede; and the Commissioner for Energy and Water Resources, Mr. Chris Ebare.
Oshiomhole, who did not give any reason for the termination of his former cabinet members, however, noted that his action was “in line with government’s commitment to strengthen the system towards optimal performance.”
The governor said their disengagement from his cabinet was with immediate effect and also directed them to handover all government property in their possession to the permanent secretaries in their respective ministries.
“The Comrade Governor expresses his appreciation to the former commissioners for their services to the state and wishes them well in their future endeavours,” the statement added.