The Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki yesterday fired the commissioner for environment in his state following a disruptive protest of road sweepers over unpaid six months salaries. Knowing full well that the sack does not account for the unpaid salaries, would you describe the “fire” as the necessary line of action?
Indeed every government is always careful to ensure no controllable situation soils the identity of his tenure in leadership. Realizing how a such a protest by the Edo state road sweepers association over unpaid salaries is not good publicity for his state, dot you think the governors reaction was to simply sell his government as disciplinarian, hence detach himself from the failed environmental system in his government?
Looking back to 2017, unforgettable is the day Governor El Rufa of Kaduna state fired over 21,000 Kaduna school teachers because they failed the competence test that got them the job they have. Indeed, the best El Rufai could have done was to replace the incompetent teachers. In the case of Obaseki and the fired commissioner, can the unpaid salaries justify Obaseki’s reaction?