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Obaseki Gov suspends council's Head of Service, others for lateness

An unhappy Obaseki reportedly suspended the Head of Service, Mrs. Rachael Oriefo, as well as all heads of department in the council for resuming late to work.

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Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, wielded the big stick on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 when he suspended some senior members of staff of Egor Local Government Area for lateness.

According to a report by Punch, Obaseki paid an unscheduled visit to the council’s secretariat only to discover that the HoS and other management staff had not resumed for duties at about 8:10am.

An unhappy Obaseki reportedly suspended the Head of Service, Mrs. Rachael Oriefo, as well as all heads of department in the council for resuming late to work.

The governor was also reported to have expressed displeasure over the state of the environment within the local government.

It was further reported that the governor had earlier scheduled a meeting with the heads of department for 3pm at the secretariat located in Uselu.

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A source said that Obaseki directed the HoS to stay back as soon as she was sighted.

The source explained, “The head of service came in at about 8.30am. But he (Obaseki) walked her out. Other workers who came later were kept outside because the gate was closed.

“As he (Obaseki) wanted to leave, he directed that the gate should be opened. As they (workers) came in, he gave them numbers.

The governor, was accompanied by the Chairman of the Edo State Local Government Service Commission, Dr. Simon Imuekemhe, and a leader of the All Progressives Congress in Egor, Chief Lucky Imasuen, on the unscheduled visit.

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