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‘You’re not appointed to make money’ – Obaseki tells appointees

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Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, on Thursday, inaugurated his newly-appointed political aides, charging them to be of good conduct and ensure the delivery of quality service to the people of the state.

This is as he warned them that they were not appointed to make money in government.

The appointees include Mrs Philomena Ihenyen who was appointed Political Adviser (Edo Central) as well as 21 Senior Special Assistants and 51 Special Assistants.

The aides were drawn from the 51 wards in the five local government areas of Edo Central Senatorial District, following the harmonisation of the Peoples Democratic Party in the district.

Reiterating the need to give back to society during the inauguration in Irrua, the governor charged the new appointees to attract socio-economic development to their communities, especially in the areas of health, education, infrastructure and security, among others.

Obaseki said, “You are not called to make money in government but to work for your people. The structure is that Special Assistants must report to my office weekly through your Senior Special Assistants to give me an update on your activities from the constituencies and wards that you serve.

“One of the Senior Special Assistants each shall be assigned to work with security agencies such as the Police, State Security Services and Civil Defence. Their duties would be to report the security situation in their environment.”

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He said, “The appointment this time around is quite different from what it used to be. The political leaders in your wards have found you worthy to get you shortlisted, going by the clear guidelines we issued to them to carry out the selection.

“You would recall our visit to the various wards, trying to brainstorm with party leaders on the parameters to be used for the selection. We met them and they spoke to us of their needs, which of course I promised to meet.”

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