Breaking: Full List: Obaseki finally appoints commissioners nearly a year after re-election Nigeria news

Almost a year after being re-elected to a second term as governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki has finally appointed commissioners.

Since his re-election in November 2020, Obaseki has led the government without a cabinet.

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State eventually appointed commissioners. Photo credit: Governor Godwin Obaseki
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However, on Tuesday, September 28, Osarodion Ogie, the Secretary of the State Government (SSG), announced the names of the newly appointed commissioners.

He said their appointments were subject to approval by the Edo State House of Assembly.

The statement on the new appointments was posted on the governor’s verified Facebook page.

The people named are:

  1. Oluwole Osamudiamen Iyamu
  2. Obehi Akoria
  3. Dr Joan Osa Oviawe;
  4. Osaze Ethan Uzamere
  5. Monday Osaigbovo.
  6. Marie Edeko
  7. Joseph Eboigbe
  8. Moses Agbukor
  9. Isoken Omo
  10. Andrew Emwanta
  11. Otsé Momoh-Omorogbe

Meanwhile, Governor Obaseki also reappointed Crusoe Osagie as spokesperson while he appointed Ajose-Adeogun as special adviser on strategy, policy, projects and performance management.

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Nigerians react

The nominations sparked reactions from some Nigerians on social media.

Yahaya Ramadan said:

“It should have happened a long time ago. However, we hope that those you have named will perform well in their various offices.

“This is further proof that the people must call our leaders to order at all times, every time they do the wrong thing. Once again, the people of Edo have won.”

Uwagboe Uhunamure Charlypompay said:

“Although I am a little disappointed with your style of governance this second term, I must applaud the fact that you have considered Professor Obehi Akoria as Commissioner (preferably health).

“I believe that with her work ethic, she will do wonders in the health sector if the governor gives her the necessary cooperation.”

Enabulele Enabulele said:

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My biggest worry when I leave the office – Obaseki

Meanwhile, Governor Obaseki has said continuing his governance legacy is one of the biggest challenges he will face as his administration expires.

Governor Obaseki expressed this fear on Sunday, September 12, during the thanksgiving service for the celebration of the 87th birthday of Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, which was held at the Saint-Gabriel l’Archange Catholic Church, in Benin. City.

The governor said it was his reaction to the concerns of the masses about the fate of the many reforms his government has made to the state. However, Obaseki noted that the only assurance he has is that the administration is engaged in institution building so that already existing structures survive his tenure.

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Following his alleged defection from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Edo state vice-governor Philip Shaibu denied having had any differences with his principal, Governor Godwin Obaseki.

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While featured as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday, September 13, he denied any disagreement between himself and the governor and reaffirmed his unwavering loyalty to Obaseki.

Shaibu noted that he was happy with Governor Obaseki, saying he would continue to be loyal to the former CPA governor. He admitted, however, that there were problems within the ruling party in the state.


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