Wada dis­solves cab­i­net, be­rates pri­mary ed­u­ca­tion board

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Us­man A. Bello, Lokoja

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.

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