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The governor, who used the opportunity to dispel the insinuations by the opposition parties in the state that the fire could have been an attempt to conceal records of alleged missing State Universal Basic Education Board money, said it had nothing to do with the removal of the former Commissioner for Education or the sacking of the board

He said the retired Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Public Utilities gave out the Kings Square premises in the heart of the city to a multinational company to do business for 31 days at a ridiculous rate of N300,000 throughout the duration

The governor, who expressed dismay over the activities of the local governments, said among other reforms to be done is the trimming down of wasteful expenditure, which will be used for capital projects such as the building of markets in the respective local governments

The workers had gone on strike in protest over the non-payment of their two-month salaries, non-remittance by the school management of eight months check-off dues, non-remittance of eight months cooperative deductions and other sundry issues

Disclosing this at a reception, in Benin City on Monday, as part of activities to mark the second term inauguration of Governor Adams Oshiomhole, the President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, said arrangements have been concluded for the ceremony this December or before the end of January 2013

The management of First Bank said the decision of the Edo State Government to shut its branches was informed by its insistence on obeying a court order freezing an account of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria with it, but which the state government wanted unfrozen, and not for tax related issues as erroneously reported by certain media organisations