Edo of­fi­cials get con­tempt charge

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Vin­cent Egun­yanga, Benin

A con­tempt pro­ceed­ing has been in­sti­tuted against of­fi­cials of the Edo State govern­ment at the Na­tional In­dus­trial Court of Nigeria, Enugu fol­low­ing an al­leged disobe­di­ence of an in­terim or­der is­sued by the pres­i­dent of the court, Jus­tice B.A. Ade­jumo, re­strain­ing the govern­ment from go­ing ahead with the com­pe­tency test for teach­ers in the state.

Coun­sel to the Aca­demic Staff Union of Sec­ondary Schools, Mr. Olayi­wola Afo­labi, who filed the charge on be­half of the teach­ers, told jour­nal­ists in Benin Tues­day that the Na­tional In­dus­trial Court has is­sued and served Form 48 on the said of­fi­cials.

He listed those served to in­clude the chair­man of the com­mit­tee sad­dled with the con­duct of the com­pe­tency test, Prof. Den­nis Ag­bon­la­hor, At­tor­ney Gen­eral and Com­mis­sioner for Jus­tice, Com­mis­sioner for Higher Ed­u­ca­tion and Com­mis­sioner for Ba­sic Ed­u­ca­tion.

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