By Gabriel Enogholase
BENIN—ACTION Democratic Party, ADP, has called on Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State to explain to the people the truth behind the sack of staff and indefinite closure of the College of Agriculture, Iguoriakhi, Edo State.
In a statement by the State Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Christopher Ojeikere, in Benin City, yesterday, the party noted that the sack was not in good faith, adding that it smacks of “obvious contradictions and half truths from the governor and his aides.”
He said, “First, the government did not respect its own administrative enquiry into issues affecting the college, even when the committee was headed by the state’ s Deputy Governor himself.
“Second, the sack was in disregard to extant Civil Service Rules of engagement and disengagement from service. There was no consultation with staff whatsoever, neither was there any other stakeholder in the transaction.
“Similarly, the content of the sack letter was in direct contradiction to the terms and conditions expressly stated in the appointment letter of staff.
“Government has continued to rub salt on it by continually claiming that it followed due process as the governor said in his alumni address at the University of Ibadan recently.”