Oshiomhole retires Head of Service, others over Fraud allegation
Written by Taiwo Adediran on December 9, 2015
Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has directed the state’s Head of Service, Mr. Jerry Obazele, to proceed on retirement.
The Permanent Secretary, Information and Communication Technology Agency, Mr. Dan Aigbavboa, has also been retired. The Director in charge of Software, Edo State Information and Communication Technology Agency, Mr. Toju Onaiwu, has been suspended.
The Governor revealed how the state government uncovered fraud in pension administration in the state, saying while some pensioners were unable to get their gratuities, others had two vouchers in their names.
He has therefore ordered the scrapping of the State Pensions Board and that a Bureau will be created to oversee the payment of pensions just as he announced that the Government will immediately key into Contributory Pensions Scheme as a way to stem the incidences of fraud in pension payment.
The Governor has however assured that within two weeks, Local Government pensioners will get paid as steps have been taken to ensure that henceforth.
The governor has appointed Mrs. Gladys Idahor as the state’s new Head of Service.