Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has sacked the state Commissioner for Roads and Bridges, Newton Okojie, over alleged poor performance.
In a statement on Monday, the Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Osa-Nehikhare, said the governor sacked the commissioner following his inability to deliver on the goals of the state government.
According to him, the administration has not made any significant progress in road infrastructure as envisaged in the last 12 months.
The statement read: “The Hon. Commissioner for Roads and Bridges, Engr. Newton Okojie, has been relieved of his office.
“The Governor thanked the Commissioner for his service to the state and wished him well in his future endeavours.
“It is unfortunate that we have not been able to make the envisaged progress in our road infrastructure, particularly in the last 12 months.”
“And sadly, the commissioner, as much as he had tried, had not been able to make significant progress for the state government to achieve its goal.”
The statement further disclosed that Osikhena Ojior, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, will take charge until a substantive commissioner is appointed.