*Backs ECTDA on demolition
BY FRANCIS IGATA
ENUGU-The Enugu State House of Assembly yesterday nullified the concluded recruitment of 2,000 Primary School Teachers in 340 schools over acute irregularities that marred the exercise conducted by the Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board,ENSUBEB.
The House had last Tuesday,summoned the Chairman,ENSUBEB,Ikeje Asogwa,and the Permanent Secretary,Mrs. Roseline Chiama,to appear yesterday,to explain why the concluded recruitment of 2,000 teachers for the Primary Schools will not be nullified or extended to accommodate very qualified persons who applied.
Also,the House has backed the moves by the Enugu State Capital Territory Development Authority,ECTDA, to demolish illegal structures built on waterways,drainage channels and on top of public utilities which has caused Lagoons to spring up in parts of the metropolis even as the entire city has been tipped over the cliffhanger for flood disaster.
MELODRAMA AT THE HOUSE
House members and the entire public who thronged the Assembly Complex to witness the grilling of Ikeje Asogwa and Rose Chiama were rudely shocked when Chiama, revealed that,”Ikeje ran the recruitment exercise as his private dynasty. He never consulted or carried the Board(ENSUBEB Board) along from onset; right from the planning stage till he concluded the exercise.
“The Board was denied opportunity to make contributions weather foolish or otherwise. Ikeje is Mr. Know all. I am calling for a cancellation of the exercise”.
House members and the entire public who were at the gallery erupted in thunderous exclamation over the revelation as Ikeje’s head dropped in shame while he mopped his face with his soaked handkerchief.
Speaker,Edward Ubosi,realizing that Mrs. Chiama was simmering for more damning revelations over Ikeje’s conduct on the recruitment,quickly told her to take a bow and go.
RESOULTION NULLIFYING RECRUITEMENT
Ubosi then announced after all the members had expressed dismay over the recruitment,that,”the House through a unanimous resolution thereby nullify the concluded recruitment exercise. That a fresh exercise should be conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Education,ENSUBEB,all the 17 Local Government Areas, and other stakeholders”.