Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has appointed Professor Julius Ihonvbere as Chairman, Strategic Planning Team, Governor’s Office and named six others Special Advisers.
He also appointed the Deputy Group News Editor of Thisday newspaper, Crusoe Osagie as his Special Adviser, Media and Communication Strategy.
The Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie in a statement said the governor named Chief Osaro Idah as Special Adviser on Political and Community Matters, Prince Joe Okojie as Special Adviser, Agriculture and Food Security Programme, Mr Joseph Eboigbe as Special Adviser on Economic and Development Planning, Hon Gowon Yakubu, Special Adviser on Special Duties and Dr Joan Oviawe, Special Adviser on Basic Education.
According to the statement, the appointments were a call to duty, sacrifice and leadership for the Special Advisers and the inauguration ceremony for the new appointees would hold on June 23.
In his role, Osagie would be responsible for and oversee the entire media and communication system of the Edo state governor and would be in charge of implementing the media and communications strategy and policy of the government.
The Governor said the appointments should not be misinterpreted as a call to business as usual but must be seen as an opportunity to make sacrifices and serve the people.
“We have not appointed any one to office as a means of political patronage or reward. The debt we owe is only to the good people of Edo State who, against all odds, took their stand behind us and handed us the mandate to lead them. This debt I speak of which we owe the Edo people is the debt of service to all in fidelity, and a commitment to at all times ensure that we act in the best interest of the majority,” He said.