The Ondo Commissioner for Education made the announcement
The Ondo State Commissioner for Education, Remi Olatubora, has announced the sack of all Zonal and Area Education Officers across the 18 Local Government Areas of the State.
All the Zonal and Area Education Officers were also directed to hand-over all official duties and responsibilities to the officers next to them in rank.
Mr. Olatubora gave the directive in his office during a meeting he held with the zonal and area education officers and other top education officials on Thursday.
He noted that the sack of the officers became necessary to enable the Office of the Auditor-General in the state to audit their accounts.
The development, according to him was in line with the present move by the state government to increase its IGR.
He noted with concern that what was remitted last year by the ministry was low compared to its target.
“What was responsible for the low performance was that officers were not living up to their responsibilities,” he said. “Pending the auditing exercise, the affected officers should step aside and allow their assistants take up all official duties.”
He described a situation where revenues are delayed before remittance as unacceptable and unethical and warned them to desist from such act.
He announced that government has given set target to re-engineer revenue generation in the state hence the invitation of all field officers to the meeting.