Governor Obaseki’s Chief of Staff resigns

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The Chief of Staff to Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki, Taiwo Akerele has resigned his appointment, The NATION reports.

Akerele, who was appointed on November 14, 2016, in his resignation dated April 25, 2020, said: “My decision to exit the government is based on administrative and governance grounds.

“I am solidly with His Excellency, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, in his quest to transform Edo State. His mission and vision resonate with mine.

“This is all I have to say, I will like to be given opportunity to go private as I part ways administratively with the government, based on principles.

“I thank His Excellency for the opportunity given to me to serve in this capacity and also thanks to His Royal Majesty, Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, for his immense leadership and support during the period I served in this capacity. May his reign be long and peaceful. Amen”

Meanwhile, the Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, has said that Governor Godwin Obaseki is yet to receive any official communication of the resignation of the Chief of Staff, Mr. Taiwo Akerele, noting that the story has only been making the rounds on social media.

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