Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomole has disclosed his reason for the recent sack of the 900 teachers in the state as it was discovered that most of the teachers told lies about their age, courtesy of affidavit.
He made this known at the 7th anniversary ceremony of his administration in Benin.
He said he got to know of most of the teacher’s deceit when he asked them to submit their primary school certificate in order to verify and determine their real age as a primary school certificate is a good means to detect actual ages of people.
Adams Oshiomole said after the verification exercise, it was discovered that “most of the teachers finished their primary school even before they were born” adding that he had no choice than to send the teachers back home to their uncles and aunties who swore the affidavit for them.
He disclosed that the teachers got used to the lackadaisical behavior during the PDP era who owed them salaries for months.
He said he visited a school where a teacher confessed to him that they come to school twice a week as they had to get other means of livelihood for their family as they spent other days for business activities.
He however reinstated his commitment to serve the people of Edo state as he puts smiles of their faces.