Adams Oshiomhole will be sworn in for a second term on Monday.
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State on Friday dissolved the State Executive Council ahead of his swearing-in for a second term on Monday.
The governor, who announced the dissolution at a valedictory executive council session in Benin, expressed appreciation to the outgoing commissioners “for their selfless service to the state.”
“I want to use this opportunity to say how much I appreciate your efforts.
“Four years down the road, working together, arguing, debating, even sometimes disagreeing, we have provided a collective leadership to the people of Edo State,” Mr. Oshiomhole said.
The governor expressed gratitude to the outgoing commissioners saying, “You are the least paid commissioners in the country but that did not dampen your morale to put in your best efforts”.
“The life of this council comes to an end on Sunday, not today, because that is when the end of the first tenure of this administration will come to an end. So, you are still commissioners even after this statement till 11.59p.m Sunday,” he said
Responding on behalf of his colleagues, the outgoing Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Osagie Obayuwana, thanked the governor for giving them the opportunity and the free hand to serve.
“The experience of working with the governor had been a school of leadership for us, which was defined by the highest level of congeniality,” Mr. Obayuwana said.
Mr. Oshiomhole will be sworn-in for a second term on Monday by the state’s Chief Judge.