Obaseki reiterates resolve to reposition Edo civil service for efficiency, optimal productivity

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has reiterated his administration’s commitment to reforming the civil service for optimal performance and efficient service delivery. He noted that the ongoing reforms in the state’s civil service will bestow workers in the state with tools and skills that stand them out and make for a better work-life…

Edo govt condemns illegal logging at Okomu Forest Reserve, tasks patrol team on protection of forest assets

The Edo State Government has condemned the activities of illegal loggers at Okomu Forest Reserve, which is compromising the forest assets in the state and endangering the wild-life in the park. In a statement, Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., directed the forest patrol team to firm up surveillance across the forest belt…

Obaseki parleys Austria Embassy, mulls partnership for solid minerals devt, technical education

…woos Austrian investors to Benin Enterprise Park The Edo Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has expressed readiness to partner with the Austrian Government in promoting investment in the state’s solid mineral sector and the development of local technical capacity in the sector. The governor said this during a courtesy visit by the Austrian Commercial Counsellor to…

Obaseki expresses commitment to reposition state-owned newspaper ..Acquires new printing machines

… unveils plan for entertainment hub The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has reiterated his administration’s commitment to repositioning the state-owned newspaper, the Nigerian Observer to meet national and international standards. Obaseki disclosed this on Thursday after inspecting the newly acquired printing press machine at the newspaper’s head office in Benin City. According to…

Era of buying contracts in Edo is over, Obaseki tells indigenous contractors …assures more policies to grow local content

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Thursday said that the era of buying government contracts is over in the state, noting that his administration would create a transparent and open contracting system to ensure those who can add value participate in project execution. Obaseki disclosed this while addressing a group of contractors under…

No plan to sack workers, Obaseki assures … as Edo strengthens, retools civil service for efficiency

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has assured that no worker in the state will be sacked as a result of ongoing reforms to reposition the civil service for optimal performance and efficient service delivery. Obaseki gave the assurance during an interactive session with civil servants who are undergoing training at the John Odigie…

Road Accident Claims Family Of Three In Benin

BENIN CITY- A family of three (father, wife and their infant baby) were on Monday, killed in an auto crash along Benin-Auchi Expressway in Uhunmwonde Local Government Area of Edo. The deceased were said to have been heading towards the Auchi end of the Road when the vehicle, a Toyota Camry crashed into their vehicle…

Edo Joint Security Taskforce raid Upper Sakponba, comb riverine communities, arrest suspected kidnappers

The Edo State Joint Security Taskforce at the weekend raided the Upper Sakponba area of Benin City and combed riverine communities, leading to the arrest of suspected kidnappers terrorising the state. The suspected kidnappers, comprising seven males, were arrested around Ogbemudia oil palm plantation on Saturday, barely 24 hours after the taskforce kicked into action….

E-governance In Edo and Endless Possibilities

The desire by Edo State governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki to digitalise governance in Edo State cannot be more apt and timely than now. This is because, it is unambiguously obvious right now that the current trend of events across the globe like regular human activities and life styles have indicated that every human society must…