Edo Govt. Refutes Allegations Of Fund Misuse By Edo APC

Edo Govt., Edo APCEdo State Commissioner for Education, Gideon Obhakhan, has debunked allegations by the Edo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the Edo Govt. has misappropriated some funds.

Mr Obhakhan, stated the position of government on the matter during an interview with Channels Television in Benin City, the Edo state capital.

He said that the issues raised by the PDP were politically motivated and could not be proven.

The Chairman of Edo PDP, Dan Orbih, had earlier accused the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole of awarding contracts for projects in Edo State University, Iyamho without following due process.

Governor Oshiomhole Swears-In New Commissioners

oshiomholeThe Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has reiterated the desire for his administration to finish strong, hence the need to engage fresh brains to steer the affairs of the State.

Governor Oshiomhole shared this view during the swearing-in ceremony of two new Commissioners into his cabinet at the Exco Chambers, Government House in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

The new members of cabinet are Tom Uloko, for Ministry of Local Government and Chieftancy Affairs and Gideon Obhakhan, for the Ministry of Education.

Governor Oshiomhole, earlier in the week, suspended four local government chairmen.

The allegations against them include non-payment of staff salaries without satisfactory explanations, inability to account for Internally Generated Revenue, diversion of funds, failure to follow due process in the award of contracts as well as illegal employment of senior officers without going through Local Government Service Commission, which is a violation of laid-down provisions.