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Gov Oshiomhole Appoints Yakubu Aliyu, former Editor, New Nigerian as Principal Secretary

Gov Oshiomhole Appoints Yakubu Aliyu, former Editor, New Nigerian  as Principal Secretary

.Obahiagbon,Ihonvbere Join  State Govt  too

By Danlami Nmodu

Governor Adams Oshiomhole  of Edo state has announced  his first set of appointments after taking the oath of office for a second term.The list of Oshiomhole’s   appointees includes Yakubu Aliyu , who is the new Principal Secretary to the governor.Aliyu is a former editor of Kaduna-based New Nigerian newspapers .Until his appointment, he was  President, Abuja- based non-governmental organization ,Community Action for Popular Particiation ,CAPP.

Aside from his background in journalism, Aliyu  also  goes into Oshiomhole’s government with his insight into  civil society activism   and intellectual prowess  especially his familiarity with economic matters .Those close to him  also attest to his rich knowledge of how government  works.

Oshiomhole also named Honourable Patrick Obahiagbon as his new Chief of  Staff.Obahiagbon replaces Mr  Osarodion Ogie.Also, the governor has appointed Professor Julius Ihonvbere as the new Secretary to the Edo State  Government,SSG.The professor of political science replaces Dr. Simon Imuekemhe.

Mr. Peter Okhiria  and  Princess Theresa Erediauwa have retained their posts as Chief Press Secretary  and Executive Director, Millennium Development Goals (MDG respectively.

Oshiomhole had dissolved his cabinet before his inauguration for a second term.

Oshiomhole’s first  principal private secretary ,Olaitan Oyerinde was murdered  in Benin just as the campaigns for the last elections in the state were  gathering momentum.Attempts by the security agencies to fish out his killers have been shrouded in controversy so far.

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