Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state has reversed the appointment of two Permanent Secretaries on the grounds that they came late to the swearing-in ceremony.
The appointees were expected to have been seated at 12 noon for the ceremony, which was billed for 1pm.
However, the event kicked off at 12:30pm after Governor Oshiomhole’s arrival at 12:23pm; but only 18 of the 20 would-be Permanent Secretaries were seated at the time.
The other two arrived during the course of the ceremony and they did not escape the notice of the governor.
Governor Oshiomhole went ahead to swear-in the 18, 2 of whom were labour leaders. The Governor explained that the Labour Leaders were included deliberately to show the absence of animosity with labour activists.
The angry governor refused to listen to appeals from close aides that he should forgive the two Permanent Secretaries and swear them in.