Following the resignation of Barr. Paul Ohonbamu as Edo State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Mr. Stewart Efe has been appointed as replacement.
The appointment was announced in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday and signed by Barr. Osarodion Ogie, Secretary to State Government.
According to Ogie, the appointment which takes “immediate effect” was approved by the governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.
“The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has approved the appointment of Mr. Stewart Efe as Commissioner for Communication and Orientation. His appointment takes immediate effect,” he said.
Mr. Efe, until his appointment was the Public Relations Officer, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Uselu, Benin City, Edo State.
The erstwhile Commissioner, Ohonbamu had on Thursday tendered his resignation, saying he “decided to step aside as a cabinet member and operate outside it for the general good of Edo State and pursuit of happiness for the citizens.”
Ohonbamu’s resignation comes barely a month after the governor’s ex-Chief of Staff, Taiwo Akerele walked away, amid the trend of high-profile exit from the Obaseki-administration
Reliable sources in the Government House say several other senior aides, including serving Commissioners, are planning their exit ahead the Sept. 19 Edo 2020 governorship election.