Obaseki Appoints Replacement For Resigned Chief of Staff


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Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo State, has approved the appointment of Osaze Ethan Uzamere as his new Chief of Staff.

According to a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq, the appointment takes effect immediately.


The appointment of a new Chief of Staff was necessitated by the resignation of the previous Chief of Staff.


Taiwo Akerele revealed that his decision to part ways with the Edo State Government is based on principles.


According to Punch, his resignation is not connected with the lingering crisis between the Governor and the APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.


Akerele, who was appointed on November 14, 2016, in his resignation dated April 25, 2020, said: “My decision to exit the government is based on administrative and governance grounds.


“I am solidly with His Excellency, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, in his quest to transform Edo State. His mission and vision resonate with mine.


“This is all I have to say, I will like to be given opportunity to go private as I part ways administratively with the government, based on principles.


“I thank His Excellency for the opportunity given to me to serve in this capacity and also thanks to His Royal Majesty, Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, for his immense leadership and support during the period I served in this capacity. May his reign be long and peaceful. Amen.”


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