By SIMON EBEGBULEM, Benin-City
GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state, yesterday, disclosed that the challenges of a second term in office are higher, therefore disclosed his resolve to inject “new blood” as he reconstitutes a new cabinet.
The Governor stated this when the newly appointed Secretary to the state Government, Prof.Julius Ihonvbere received his oath of office at Government House Benin City. The Governor also appointed the former member of the Federal House of Representatives,
Barr.Patrick Obahiagbon (Igodomigodo) as his Chief of Staff, while Peter Okhiria retained his position as Chief Press Secretary.
Speaking at the well attended ceremony, Oshiomhole noted that people may be shocked that Ihonvbere accepted the position due to his previous positions both in the country and abroad, but that it is his strong believe that the people of the state will benefit from his wealth of experience.While recalling that Ihonvbere contributed immensely to the growth of democracy in the country, Oshiomhole asserted that “ you have what it takes to bring in a new vision and reinvigorate our team, so that together we will reposition Edo state and take it to the next level. As we walk with you to reposition Edo state and to take it to the next level, if other people do the same in other states, at the end of the day Nigeria will be a better country.
“I believe that what matters is not the level at which we serve, even as a local government chairman. What is important is for one to have opportunity to demonstrate that a local government can be run very efficiently that is what is important. What matters is that when ever we found ourselves we give our all and God sees our heart and He blesses our thoughts.