From Omale Adama Lokoja
Kogi state government has announced the immediate dissolution of the State Basic Education Board (SUBEB), headed by Alhaji Jibrin Usman.
The former Chairman, Alhaji Jibrin Usman has consequently been directed to hand over to Mr. Stephen Akwu with immediate effect for continuity.
Mr. Akwu is expected to head a six-man Interim Management Committee pending the constitution of a substantive board.
Other members of the Interim Management Committee are Mr. Salami Musa Ojanaun, Mr. Elijah Folorunsho, Malam Abubakar Sani, Peter Kinrin and Mr. Adavi Abraham.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Strategy, Mr. Jacob Edi said the Interim Management Committee is to work with the Management of SUBEB to pay salaries of genuine and certified teachers and also of the non- teaching staff as approved by the governor without further delay.
“However, in the main time, the job of the Interim Management Committee is to, amongst others, effect a clean up all the administrative and technical anomalies in SUBEB with a view to repositioning the Board for effective and efficient Management of Education at the Basic level in the state,” the statement added.
Governor Idris Wada, expressed appreciation to Alhaji Jibrin, the former chairman for his services while he served the state in his capacity as the chairman of the board.