June 25, 2024

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Edo Deputy Governor Shaibu dedicates birthday anniversary bash to staff

EDO State Deputy Governor Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu turned a year older today, dedicating his 54th birthday anniversary to all the political office holders and civil servants, Office of the Deputy Governor, for their resilience, persiverance, support and understanding in the face of obvious challenges.
Chief press secretary to the deputy governor Musa Ebomhiana says Comrade Shaibu made the remarks while speaking at a surprise birthday bash organized by staff of his office to mark his 54th birthday anniversary.
He affirmed his unalloyed loyalty to his principal, Governor Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, dismissing the misconceptions about his perceived confrontation stance, adding that he strongly believes that the office of Governor must be respected at all times.
Shaibu’s comments and birthday anniversary coincide with Gov. Obaseki’s statement in Bauchi that he has no preference for a successor.
However, the deputy governor’s media chief reports Shaibu to have said: “the Office of the Deputy Governor has been starved of statutory funds in the last five months and this has negatively affected the smooth running of the office, especially staff welfare.
“Though the situation may not be too pleasant, l will continue to ensure that l put smiles on your faces in my private capacity and make the Christmas and New Year festivities worth celebrating for you and your families as it has always been my tradition over the years we have been together as a big, united family.
“I feel greatly honoured on this occasion of my birthday that you have deemed it necessary to put your scarce resources together to buy this beautiful cake and choice drinks to celebrate me.
“Let me reiterate my commitment to the success of our governor and the development of Edo State. I thank you and wish you and your families a merry Christmas and prosperous 2024 in advance,” Mr. Musa says Shaibu added.
Earlier in her remarks, permanent secretary of the Office of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Abieyuwa Oyenmwense, described the Deputy Governor as a pleasant personality and wonderful boss with a large heart who sincerely cares about the welfare of people around him.
According to a report of the event, chief press secretary Comrade Ebomhiana Musa, also extolled the virtues and leadership qualities of the Comrade Deputy Governor.
The deputy governor’s office director, of shared services Faith lrabor, noted that it was a momentous event to share in the birthday celebration of the Edo State’s No. 2 citizen.
A prayer session for the deputy governor and his family was led by the office’s assistant director media/public relations, Pastor Austin Otas-Osegbe.
Others who spoke at the colourful event eulogizing His Excellency were chief accountant Peter Okosun and Victor Osareniye, head driver.