By SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN — FOLLOWING the charge by Governor Adams Oshiomhole to newly sworn- in Secretary to Edo State Government, SSG, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, to assist in the effort to take the state to the next level, the SSG yesterday banned solidarity visits in his office in order to allow him focus on his new job.
Ihonvbere told Vanguard: “My focus now is how to assist our Comrade Governor who has already laid the foundation for development so that we all can take the state to the next level.”
It would be recalled that Governor Oshiomhole had explained that his reason for appointing someone of Prof. Ihonvbere’s caliber as SSG was to help strengthen his cabinet because, according to him, “the task of a second term is more challenging and we need to do more for our people.”
However, Ihonvbere who told Vanguard that he did not want any distraction at this point in time, said: “I don’t want courtesy visits, no receptions for now to enable me focus and do my job.”