Wada dissolves cabinet, berates primary education board
Kogi State Governor Idris Wada yesterday dissolved the State Executive Council shortly after the council’s weekly meeting.
This was contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Strategy, Mr. Jacob Edi. The statement added that the governor thanked the former exco members for their services to the state and urged them to be prepared for further services if needed. The commissioners are to hand over to permanent secretaries in their respective ministries.
In another development, the governor yesterday expressed dissatisfaction with the performance of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), saying he would soon restructure it. This came a day after a protest by primary school teachers over non-payment of salaries.
Wada, who spoke when members of the Bureau for Local Government Pensions Board paid him a courtesy visit, described SUBEB’s performance as “very embarrassing”, maintaining that he had given priority to education in his transformation agenda, and would resist any attempt by those entrusted to oversee the sector to sabotage his efforts.
“I am disappointed by the non-performance of the chairman and members of SUBEB and very soon, I will restructure the board to give room for improved management of the affairs of primary school teachers in the state,” he said.