The Edo State Acting Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu on Monday approved the appointment of Hon. Imonofi O. Inusa as Deputy Chief of Staff.
Naija News reports that Inusa is to serve as the Chief of Staff in the Office of the Deputy Governor.
His appointment was confirmed in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Acting Governor, Comrade Ebomhiana Musa.
Musa disclosed that Inusa’s appointment took effect from Friday, July 1, 2022.
Inusa is the immediate past Chairman of Etsako West Local Government Area of the state.
Recall that Governor Godwin Obaseki had on June 24, 2022, proceeded on his annual leave and transferred powers to his Deputy, Philip Shaibu, to act in his stead while he is away.
Obaseki had written to the Edo State Assembly to intimate the House of the development.
“The governor has proceeded on his annual leave and has transferred power to his deputy, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu. The Edo State House of Assembly has been duly informed about the development,” the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media Projects, Crusoe Osagie.
Naija News understands that this would be the second time the governor has transferred power to his deputy, further cementing the administration’s respect for democratic ideals enshrined in the 1999 constitution.