Oshiomhole sacks petroleum committee chairman



GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has terminated the appointment of chairman of the state’s Petroleum Monitoring Committee, Soni Idahagbon, for negligence and dereliction of duty.

He is directed to hand over all government property in his possession to the Permanent Secretary (Administration), Government House within 24 hours.

According to a statement issued yesterday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Peter Okhiria, other members of the committee had been suspended, adding that they would undergo screening before being reconsidered for re-engagement.

The governor, in the release, warned dealers in the state that they stand the risk of having their land revoked if they do not revert to the official pump prices of petroleum products.

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