Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Monday in Benin announced the appointment of Osarodion Ogie as the Secretary to the State Government.
Also appointed were Taiwo Akerele as Chief of Staff and John Mayaki as interim Chief Press Secretary. Mr. Obaseki had before making the announcement, met with the state Head of Service and Permanent Secretaries.
He directed the permanent secretaries to take full charge of the affairs of their ministries, pending
appointment of commissioners.
The governor solicited for maximum cooperation from the civil service to enable him discharge his mandate effectively.
He expressed confidence in the civil service, and pledged that his administration would build a more stronger, vibrant, trusted, competent and reliable workforce to meet the challenges ahead.
“I have no doubt about the capacity of the civil service, but we will also need to clear the clog on the wheel of progress,” he added.
The governor said the administration would re-evaluate the recruitment process into the service to ensure that merit and objectivity were not compromised.
The newly sworn-in Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki also appointed Mr Taiwo Francis Akerele as his Chief of Staff.