Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Monday morning announced the appointment of the Director-General of his campaign organisation, Mr. Osarodion Ogie, as the Secretary to the State Government.
The governor also appointed Mr. Taiwo Akerele as Chief of Staff and Mr. John Mayaki as interim Chief Press Secretary.
The News Agency of Nigeria [NAN] reports that Obaseki, who was making his first appointment since he was inaugurated last Saturday, had consulted the state Head of Service and Permanent Secretaries before making the announcement.
The governor directed the permanent secretaries to take full charge of the affairs of their ministries, pending appointment of commissioners.
Obaseki also solicited for maximum cooperation from the civil service to enable him discharge his mandate effectively.
He expressed confidence in the civil service and pledged that his administration would build a more stronger, vibrant, trusted, competent and reliable workforce to meet the challenges ahead.
“I have no doubt about the capacity of the civil service, but we will also need to clear the clog on the wheel of progress,” he added.
The governor said the administration would re-evaluate the recruitment process into the service to ensure that merit and objectivity were not compromised.