Oshiomhole dissolves Exco


Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state today [November 9, 2012] dissolved the state executive committee, thanking them for their selfless service to the state.

At the valedictory exco session held in Benin City, yesterday, Governor Oshiomhole said “I want to use this opportunity to say how much I appreciate your efforts.”

In an emotion-laden voice, Governor Oshiomhole said: “four years down the road, working together, arguing, debating, even sometimes disagreeing, we have provided a collective leadership to the people of Edo State. We have served them diligently with all our hearts.

“You are the least paid commissioners in the country, but that did not dampen your morale to put in your best efforts. I want to thank you very much for what God has used you to do for me and your state. Thank you for the sacrifices you have made.”

I thought it wise that having worked so hard, it is right to appreciate you.

“On Sunday, I recognize it will be full time for the first tenure of this administration and when it is full time, no matter how interesting the game is, the referee must blow the whistle and end the game. The life of this council comes to an end on Sunday, not today, because that is when the end of the first tenure of this administration will come to an end, so you are still Commissioners even after this statement till 11:59pm Sunday.”

Responding ion behalf of his colleagues, the state Attorney-general and Commissioner for Justice, Osagie Obayuwana thanked the Governor for giving them the opportunity and the free hand to serve.

He said “the experience of working with the Governor has been a school of leadership for us, which was defined by the highest level of congeniality”, adding “I doubt if there is any other exco in any other state in the country comparable to the one we had here.”

He said last sitting of the exco “is a day of celebration because an example has been set that when there is a will, there will, there will always be a way, and this will endure for all time”.

Also present at the valedictory exco session were the Deputy Governor, Dr Pius Odubu, Secretary to the State Government, Dr Simon Imuekemhe, Head of Service, Princess Ekiuwa Inneh, Chief of staff, Osarodion Ogie and all the commissioners in the state.

Governor Adams Oshiomhole will be sworn-in for a second term in Monday, November 12.




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