BY SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN—GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, yesterday, explained why the Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Environment was retired, just as he advised civil servants in the state to provide creative leadership in their various ministries.
The governor, who held a meeting with Permanent Secretaries in the state at Government House, Benin City, urged them to reflect on the challenges of providing good governance in the state.
He said the retired Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Environment and Public Utilities gave out the Kings Square premises in the heart of the city to a multinational to do business for 31 days at a ridiculous rate of N300,000 throughout the duration.
“I have a duty and obligation to explain why we had to retire the permanent secretary in Ministry of Environment and hope that this will guide you on how you manage your ministries. We are all at the mercy of the Edo people and we would have our jobs secured to the extent that we are able to manage our various portfolios to give our people maximum benefit.”