Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has threatened to sack any Governing Councils of the state owned tertiary institutions that failed to perform.
Obaseki said any Council that could not meet simple obligations of salary payment would be removed and replaced.
Obaseki stated this when he played host to executives of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), Edo Polytechnic chapter.
The Governor who assured them that his administration would pay the 10-month salary arrears owed them promised to enforce prompt salary payment in the institution.
He promised to set up a committee to identify the cause of the institution’s problems and find ways to solve them
“Most of the challenges faced by the institution are not new to this administration. We have reflected on the issues and the position of this administration is to depart from the old ways of trading blames or doing things. Instead, we’ll work to ensure that things are done differently to take us away from the past.
“We will have an agreement with you on the structure and modalities the school will be operating with, and also take a critical look at the master plan of the school to get the commitment of both the students and staff of the institution and ensure the progress of the school.