Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, has ordered the immediate retirement of the suspended Executive Secretary of the state Secondary Education Management Board (SEMB) Executive Secretary, Lawrence Ogbonna.
Governor Okezie had last month instituted a committee to probe the supposed employment without waiver at the SEMB.
The governor’s order was contained in a statement by his Chief of Staff, Dr. Anthony C.B. Agbazuere, on Wednesday and noted the submissions of the committee to the effect that out of the 5,853 people said to have been employed between 2018 to 2020, only 187 were employed with waiver, leaving 5,666 people as employed without waiver.
It said: “That, in case, any of the 5,666 people employed without waiver, was asked to start work by anybody, such a person should stop forthwith, having been so employed unlawfully.
According to the release, schools that have need for teachers in some special areas should make their submissions to the Commissioner for Education and copy the Chief of Staff to the Governor.