Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, on Friday, swore in seven newly appointed Special Advisers at the Exco Chambers of the Edo State Government House, charging them to play their constitutional roles of advising him and ensure his administration succeeds.
Governor Obaseki added that his administration would run a transparent government with integrity and that he needed people, who could demonstrate leadership, particularly in the future, to achieve that, stressing that they would assist and advise him through difficult terrains of government and governance.
He said: “I am appointing you because I believe that all of you have the experience, integrity and commitment to make me succeed. You are to advise me, and it is for my interest to take your advice. As a state, God has given us the resources, in terms of people, the means and materials to overcome these challenges. What is required is leadership. I am happy today that I have quality people like you who are leaders to help us through,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, Chief Osaro Idah, who spoke for the appointees, thanked the governor for finding them worthy to serve, assuring him that they would contribute their quota to the development of the state.
“We assure you that our performance will be beyond the ordinary. We are proud to be part of your administration, we assure you of our loyalty and commitment to deliver on our mandate,” he vowed.
The new advisers who took the oath of office were Chief Osaro Idah, Special Adviser on Political and Community matters; Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, Chairman Strategic Planning Team, Governor’s Office; Mr. Crusoe Osagie, Media and Communication Strategy; Prince Joe Okojie, Agriculture and Food Security; Joseph Eboigbe, Economic and Development Planning; Gowon Yakubu, Special Duties and Dr. Joan Oviawe, Basic Education.