The Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has sacked the Chairperson State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Mrs Deborah Oshatinmehin over alleged gross misconduct.
She has been replaced by Suleiman Nadaleye Abdullahi.
Sources from the Kogi State Government House told DAILY POST on Wednesday that the sack of the SUBEB boss became necessary when it was alleged that she got herself involved in some illegal contract which never went well with those at the top.
But the media aide to the SUBEB Chairperson Sunday Baiye Asheda in a telephone interview with our correspondent said the allegations were false and unfounded, pointing out that the Governor thought it wise for his boss to share her wealth of experience in other areas that will help achieve the aim of the present new direction agenda.
His words: “I laughed in pidgin when I heard that my boss Mrs Oshetinmehin was sacked. She was never sacked but redeployed. She never got her self involved in any illegal deals, so such allegation or information is from the pit of hell.”
As part of measures not to put her off from the present administration’s circle, Mrs Oshatimehin has been redeployed to assume duty as Special Adviser to the Governor on Senior Citizens, the elderly and primary school teachers’ retirees.
Meanwhile, in another cabinet reshuffle by the Governor, Mrs Hajia Aisha Abu Ali, Chairman Hotels and Tourism is to assume duty as Senior Special Assistant on civil society and Non Governmental Organization.
Mrs Comfort Alfred BIM was also appointed as the new Chairperson Kogi Hotels and Tourism Board.
The appointment and redeployment are to take effect from 2nd January 2018.
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