– Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has appointed 192 Special Assistants
– The government said the appointees were picked from 192 electoral wards in the state
– The appointees make history as being products of inclusive and participatory governance
Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Friday, June 2, announced the appointment of 192 Special Assistants.
The Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie (Esq.) in a statement made available to NAIJ.com said the appointees were selected from all the 192 electoral wards in the three Senatorial Districts that make up the state.
He said those appointed make history as being products of inclusive and participatory governance in Edo state.
It would be recalled that Governor Obaseki already instructed people seeking appointments in the state to go to their wards where they will be screened and represent a democratic decision and choice by people at the grassroots.
Meanwhile, it was also revealed that these special assistants would assist the government at the wards where offices would be set up with adequate communication facilities to enable them channel information to the government speedily.
The Special Assistants were also mandated to be the eyes, ears and, where necessary, mouthpiece of the government at their various wards and were tasked with the duty of ensuring that every citizen of Edo State had a say in the administration of the state under Governor Obaseki’s principle of inclusive governance.
NAIJ.com previously reported that Obaseki has vowed to smoke out killer Fulani herdsmen from the south-south state.
Obaseki made the vow on Wednesday, May 31 as he paid a condolence visit to the families of two women – Christiana Ariu and Martine Emoyon – who wer murdered by suspected herdsmen on May 22.
The harrowing incident occurred at Ewu in Esan-Central local government area of the state.
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