Oshiomhole Fingers Arsonists In Edo Education Ministry Inferno

Adams-OshiomholeGovernor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has said the fire that gutted a building at the state ministry of Education might be the handiwork of arsonists who are uncomfortable with the on-going investigation into mismanagement of teachers’ salaries especially at the primary schools level.

The gutted building contained archival documents, examination master list and reference materials dating as far back as the 1950s when the state was still part of the old Western region.

The governor alleged that it was part of the investigations that made some people burn down the archives at the Ministry of Education.

Oshiomhole said his administration has set up an investigative panel in each of the 18 local government areas of the state to take audit of schools, number of teachers in the schools, their qualifications and the total salaries and allowances paid to them.

The governor made this known when he played host to the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE).

He said, “What we have been trying to do here is to try to find the courage to clean up the mess we inherited in Edo State and to see that we leave behind not just roads, schools, street lights and a school system that works but also institutionalised paperless government so that the level of manipulation can be minimised if not completely eradicated.

“If there is one matter that has engaged my time and those of my lieutenants in government, it is trying to see through what is going on with regards to teachers salaries. Because the problem has been there for a very long time, those involve in it are so deeply entrenched in it,” he added.


  1. i have never seen a nigerian governor,who likes his people and the nation enterly like Gov. Oshiomhole May Allah (S B H W) guide and protect you.Ameen.How i wish the other Governors will copy and be patriotic as you are!!!


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