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Edo embarks on vaccination campaign for teachers ahead of schools’ reopening


-Conducts CBT exam for 4, 000 candidates of civil service jobs
- Obaseki eulogises late Omoigui, mulls posthumous publications

Edo State Government weekend kicked off coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination campaign for private and public school teachers across the state’s 18 councils ahead of schools’ reopening on Monday, May 10.


The state COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this while addressing journalists at the weekend in Benin City, saying the exercise is part of efforts by Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration to contain the pandemic and ensure the health and safety of citizens.

Obi said the vaccination exercise for the teachers, which commenced on Saturday, May 8, 2021, would end on May 14, 2021, when the state would end the first phase of vaccination.

BESIDES, the state government disclosed that no fewer than 4, 000 shortlisted candidates are currently undergoing Computer Based Test (CBT) out of the 15, 000 persons that applied for jobs into the state’s Public Service.


Edo State Head of Service (HOS), Anthony Okungbowa, who disclosed this in Benin City, said the ongoing recruitment was part of Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration’s reforms to strengthen the state’s public service for efficient service delivery.

Okungbowa added that the ongoing reforms in the civil service were aimed at energizing government ministries, departments and agencies with the right tools and skills to deliver efficient service to Edo people.

“Currently, the Computer Based Test (CBT) for public service is ongoing. Over 15,000 applicants applied and over 4,000 were shortlisted.”


MEANWHILE, Governor Obaseki has described the late Nowamagbe Austin Omoigui, as an outstanding achiever in his chosen career during his lifetime.  

The governor made the remarks at a funeral mass for the deceased at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Benin City, saying: “Nowamagbe was a genius, an outstanding achiever in all he did. He was a fine gentleman, who devoted his life to the service of humanity. He achieved all he planned to achieve.            

“Many describe him in different ways, but I describe him as a quintessential Edo man. He is better known as a military and a civilian historian, who achieved greatness in his chosen career.”   


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