Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has made key appointments into his cabinet.
Prof Julius Ihonvbere has been appointed the Secretary to the State Government (SSG). He replaces Dr Simon Imuekemhe.
Former member of the House of Representatives, Hon Patrick Obahiagbon is the new Chief of Staff, replacing Mr Osarodion Ogie, while Mr Stephen Idehenre is the new Deputy Chief of Staff, Governor’s Office. He replaces Mr. John Odigie Ejale.
Mr. Peter Okhiria retains his position as Chief Press Secretary. Princess Theresa Erediauwa also retains her position as the focal person and Executive Director, Millennium Development Goals (MDG).
Comrade Yakubu Aliyu is the Governor’s new Principal Private Secretary.
Mr. Godwin Obaseki remains the Chairman of the Economic Team, while the former Chief of Staff, Mr. Osarodion Ogie, is Vice Chairman of the Economic Team.
Born in June 1956, Prof Julius Omozuanvbo Ihonvbere holds a PhD in Political Economy from the University of Toronto.
A Professor of Political Science, the SSG-designate was former Special Adviser on Policy Monitoring as well as Speech Writer to former President Olusegun Obasanjo. He holds a national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON).
Swearing-in of the SSG and others will hold on Thursday, November 15 at the Festival Hall, Government House, Benin City by 10:00am.