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Anambra Assembly suspends conversion of PTA teachers

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Commiserates with victims of Onitsha market inferno

ANAMBRA State House of Assembly has directed the Ministry of Basic Education to suspend conversion of teachers engaged by Parent Teachers Association pending the conclusion of investigation on alleged non – compliance with due process by the House.

   The House also invited the Commissioner for Basic Education, Professor Kate Omenugha to appear before it today.

  The resolutions were sequel to a motion of urgent public importance sponsored to that effect by the Chairman, House Committee on Basic Education, Sir Ejike Okechukwu during plenary.

 The lawmaker informed the House that he received complaints from many of the PTA-teachers being converted to permanent staff that the exercise did not follow due process.

Speaker of the House, Uche Okafor assured that the House will work hard to address the issue and read out the resolution to the House, while the lawmakers supported it through a voice vote.

Also at plenary, the House sympathised with the victims of fire incidents that occurred at Shoe Site Market, Obodoukwu, Okunegbu market, Nnewi, Asiegbu Market, Oko.

It also consoled the people of Ekwusigo Constituency on the the fire outbreak that burnt parts of their local government Secretariat.

In his speech, Okafor noted that Governor Willie Obiano had done well to curtail fire incidents in the state by recruiting more persons into the state fire service and procurement of more fire equipment as well as establishing more fire service stations in the major markets in the state, even as he advised the people to desist from acts capable of causing fire outbreak in the state.

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