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Obaseki Godwin

Obaseki Godwin

Finally after a long wait, the cabinet of the Governor Godwin Obaseki has taken shape as the recently appointed civil commissioners were allocated portfolios.

Commissioners were appointed into existing ministries, while others were assigned to ministries that were re- organized and re – named by the administration.

As the commissioners settle down to work with directive by the governor to be innovative and contribute meaningfully to the ideals and dream of the administration to better the lots of Edo people who gave it mandate, expectation is high across the State.

This is against the backdrop that Nigerians including Edo people are facing very difficult times following high cost of living and continued dwindling standard of living with barely any hope in sight for a positive change to happen soon.

According to the governor, truly these are times that only the very innovative leadership is required of those saddled with the responsibility of attending to the sundry desires and challenges of the people.

Expectedly, they cannot  afford  to fail especially considering that the most touted expertise of the governor is to face acid test as truly the software that made the administration of Oshiomhole succeed commentators say.

The ministries include: Energy and Water Resources to be handled by Yekini Idaiye; Communication and Orientation – Paul Ohonbamu; Science and technology – Emmanuel Agbale; Wealth Creation, Cooperatives and Employment, – Emmanuel Usoh; Women Affairs and Social Developmentled – Magdalene Ohenhen; Infrastructure – Osahon Amiolemen; Minerals, Oil and Gas, – Joseph Ughioke; Youth and Special Duties – Mika Amanokha; Finance – Osagie Inegbedion.

Others were:  Budget – Hajia Maryam Abubakar; Physical Planning and Urban Development – Edorodion Oye Erimona; Justice, Professor Yinka Omorogbe; Arts,Culture and Diaspora – Osaze Osemwegie-Ero; Agriculture and Natural Resources – Monday Osaigbovo; Education – Dr. Chirstopher I. Adesotu; Environment and Sustainability – Hon. Reginald Okun;  Health – Dr. David Osifo; Local Government and Community Affairs – Jimoh Ijegbai.