Suspension of schools’ resumption applies to all educational institutions in Edo – Govt

Edo State Government has said that the suspension of schools’ resumption is applicable to all educational institutions in the state. The government noted that the directive would be reviewed on February 1, 2021, when the outcome of efforts to check the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state would be evaluated. Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., who disclosed this in a statement, said the state government is taking drastic measures to limit the spread of the virus and protect lives and livelihoods in the state. According to…

Obaseki inaugurates 18,000 Extended Special Public Jobs programme in Edo

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has inaugurated the Federal Government’s 18,000 Extended Special Public Works Programme (ESPWP) for youths in rural areas across the state. The Extended Special Public Works Programme is an initiative of the Federal Government to empower 774,000 unemployed youths across the 774 Local Government Areas in the country. The governor, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Edo State Government House and Protocol, Mrs. Julie Olatunji, reiterated the commitment of the state government to support initiatives that would empower more youths in the state. Noting that…

Obaseki approves 2020 public service promotions

As part of efforts to motivate state government workers, Governor Godwin Obaseki, has approved 2020 promotions for public servants in the state. In a statement titled, ‘New Year Message to Civil/ Public Servants in Edo State’, the State Head of Service, Anthony Okungbowa, Esq, said the state government is working hard on actualizing its dream of making the public service of Edo State the best. Okungbowa said the Transformation and Enhancement Project initiated by Governor Obaseki for the State Public Service is firmly on course, adding, “Government has continued to…

We must find ways of doing more, says Osinbajo

With the kind of impact and interest already generated among Nigerians by the ongoing implementation of the Survival Fund under the Economic Sustainability Plan, there is now a need to expand the scope and reach of the benefits to an even larger number of the populace, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.  This hint was dropped at a virtual meeting held just before the Christmas holidays between Prof. Osinbajo and the Steering Committee of the MSMEs Survival Fund. The meeting was attended by Minister of State for Industry, Trade and…

Obaseki signs N164.7bn Edo 2021 appropriation bill into law

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has signed the state’s 2021 Appropriation Bill pegged at N164.7bn into law, after due passage by the Edo State House of Assembly. Obaseki said the budget christened ‘Making Edo Great Again (MEGA) budget’ is anchored on robustly responding to the dislocations caused by the coronavirus pandemic, whilst building a workforce of the future. The governor, who signed the budget at the Exco Chambers in Government House, Benin City on Wednesday, said his administration prioritised recurrent expenditure in the budget following the economic challenges posed…

Obaseki approves recruitment of 500 professionals into civil service

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has approved the recruitment of 500 professionals into the state’s civil service. This follows projections by the Edo State Civil Service Commission that nine per cent of the state’s workforce will attain the age of 60 or 35 years in service within the next five years, while three per cent of the total workforce is currently at the directorate cadre. Obaseki speaking shortly after receiving the 2019 Civil Service Commission Report at the Government House in Benin City on Thursday reaffirmed his administration’s commitment…

How we are responding to #endsars protests – Owan West Council Chairman

Frank Ilaboya, the Executive Chairman of Owan West Local Government Council of Edo State, is a proactive man. He displayed this attribute recently when from his thinking cap he came up with the Owan West Youths Foundation Project as a response to the nationwide #endsars protests marshalled by youths. Recently, he talked about the project with a select few media executives in a briefing held in Benin City. Excerpts: I am here to share with you the product that we have developed for Owan West youths which came as a.result of…

Aftermath Of #Endsars Protest: Owan West Rolls Out Package For The Youths

As the Federal  and state governments roll out plans for the post #Endsars protest to engage Nigeria Youths in different activities, the Chairman of Owan West Local Government Council, in Edo State, Hon. Frank Ilaboya, has said  that his Council has concluded  plans to launch a Youth Foundation that will positively engage the youths in the local govt.  Speaking to the Press at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja where he was given an award  as “The Most Outstanding Local Government Chairman”  by the Association of  Christain Journalists, Hon Ilaboya said the foundation…

Obaseki to reinvigorate civil service with 725 new professionals

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that his administration has concluded plans to recruit 725 new professionals into the state’s civil service. The governor said this during the Alaghodaro/Inauguration 2020 Thanksgiving Service, held at the New Festival Hall, Government House, Benin City. Obaseki said he would in his second term focus on strengthening the civil service, which is the engine room of government. He said advertisement for the new positions will soon be published for interested persons to apply. According to him, “About 725 vacancies have been declared. Within…

Obaseki focuses on public service reforms, arts, tourism, others in second term

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said his administration will deploy technology and employ younger professionals into the state’s civil service to drive inclusive development and ensure a sustainable future for the state. The governor, who disclosed this during the 4th edition of the Alaghodaro Investment Summit, held in Benin City, committed to restoring Edo State as the arts and cultural capital of Nigeria in his quest to Making Edo Great Again (MEGA). Present at the event are Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comr. Philip Shaibu; Chairman, Edo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr.…