Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has in a shock move, sacked all his Special Assistants and Senior Special Assistants.
The Governor had appointed 192 Special Assistants representing each ward in the state and 54 Senior Special Assistants comprising three persons from each local government areas.
Subsequently, Obaseki appointed 18 Special Assistants (females) on Gender.
However, according to a letter signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Osarodion Ogie, the sacking of the SAs and SSAs was with immediate effect.
The sacked aides have been directed to hand over all government properties in their possession.
Ogie stated that the action was taken in line with efforts to reorganize the governance structure in the state to enhance efficient service delivery to Edo people.
“Fresh appointments would be announced within 30 days,” the letter noted.