Newton Okojie, Commissioner for Roads and Bridges, has been fired, according to the Edo State Government.
In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Mr. Chris Osa Nehikhare, “The Hon. commissioner for Roads and Bridges, 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.
He added: “It is unfortunate that we have not been able to make 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.”
Nehikhare stated that until a new commissioner is appointed, the ministry’s Osikhena Omoh Ojior Permanent Secretary will be in charge.