Obaseki Shuns Visitors On First Day In Office

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki shunned visitors as he settled in  to succeed former labour leader Adams Oshiomhole.

Obaseki and his deputy Philip Shaibu started with projects inspection.

He wore blue suit with a red tie. His deputy was in khaki, a reminder of the Oshiomhole days.

Government House workers were surprised that the governor resumed at about 7:45am. Not many of them were at work at the time.

Before entering the office, Obaseki inspected a guard of honour mounted by the police.

He spent a few minutes to address permanent secretaries before checking the handover notes with his deputy.

He was taken round the Government House by the Head of Service. But unlike his predecessor that people ran after even when he (Oshiomhole) was walking, Obaseki walked slowly and listened attentively as he was being briefed.

Many people who thronged the Government House to continue the victory celebration were disappointed as ‘no loitering’ directive was issued.

The governor held “tactical” meetings with his team.

At 10am, he swore in the Secretary to the State Government. He also appointed the Chief of Staff and the interim chief press secretary.

Towards fulfilling his campaign promise on focusing on technical education, Obaseki visited the Benin Technical College.

He plans to work with the Permanent Secretaries for six weeks to reorder governance with a view to reducing cost.


Obaseki shuns visitors on first day in office

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