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Obaseki charges political appointees on dedication


Secretary to the Edo State Government (SSG) Osarodion Ogie (left); Deputy Governor, Phillip Shaibu, Governor Godwin Obaseki; state APC Chairman Anselm Ojezua and former SSG Prof. Julius Ihonvbere at a workshop for new aides in Benin City.

The newly appointed Senior Special Assistants (SSAs) and Special Assistants (SAs) in Edo State may be relieved of their appointments if found guilty of corruption, abandonment of duty, failure to submit reports as and when required, sabotage and incompetence.

Governor Godwin Obaseki who read the riot act to the appointees, admonished them to regard their appointment as an opportunity to impact positively on their communities, while also acquainting them with the exigencies of their role in government’s transformation drive.

The governor gave the charge at a two-day workshop organised for the recently appointed aides in Benin City to brief them on the details of their appointment and their functions in the development agenda of the administration.

He asked them to live up to the responsibilities of their offices and the confidence reposed in them, adding: “The whole idea is to address the issues of marginalisation and inequality and with what we have done today, there is no ward in the state that can say that they do not have a voice in government.

“Let me emphasise that while government will do everything possible to provide an enabling environment that will enhance efficiency and productivity, this administration will not hesitate to relieve anyone whose performance is found to be below expectation.”

Obaseki added that his administration was keen on revolutionising six key sectors in the state, namely: Strengthening of institutions, economic revolution, culture and tourism, environmental sustainability, social welfare enhancement and infrastructure.

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