Edo officials get contempt charge
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.