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House Queries Minister

House Queries Minister

The House of Representatives Wednesday asked the Minister of Science and Technology, Prof. Ita Okon, to explain the allegation of  illegal transfer of four directors in its research institutes based in Kano, Enugu and Akure without following laid down procedures.

However, it was gathered that the Chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology, Hon. Abiodun Akinlade, had reprimanded the minister for flouting civil service rules.

He said the committee could not convinced by the defence offer by the minister that he acted on the new service rules which stipulated that any director who has served eight years at his or her duty post should be moved or retired.

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