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Gov. Obaseki swears-in 35-year-old commissioner, issues stern warning to Edo workers

The governor of the state of Edo, Godwin Obaseki, has sworn to Richard Edebiri, 35, as commissioner in the country, after the confirmation of the House of the Assembly of the State of Edo.

He also warned that public officials and public officials who are corrupt will face the wrath of the law.

The governor delivered a speech Wednesday during the swearing-in ceremony of Mr. Edebiri in the city of Benin, the capital of the state of Edo.

Obaseki, who chaired the weekly state Executive Council meeting at the Government House, Benin City, said the appointment of the government is a call to service rather than an opportunity to earn money.

He said his administration will partner with the Independent Commission on Corrupt Practices and other related crimes (ICPC) to verify corruption in the public and civil service.

“This government will take the issue of corruption seriously and we are partnering with the Commission for Independent Corrupt Practices and other related crimes (ICPC).

“We are establishing a special team at the level of state and local governments and the team will be responsible for ensuring that corruption cases involve public servants; EXCO members, public officials or local government employees will be taken seriously, “Obaseki said.

He stressed that “any public servant caught in the act of corruption will be forced to face the law. We will not only take disciplinary action, but also prosecute those captured.

“The corruption reports that arrive at my office are becoming worrying. I have ordered the Secretary of the State Government to establish an anti-corruption team within the next week and also open public complaint boxes and encourage members of the public to feel free to send information about any civil servant with corrupt tendencies or involved in corrupt acts to the government “.

Obaseki also said that the induction and guidance program for commissioners will be held next week after the remaining space in the state cabinet is filled.

Congratulating the new commissioner, the governor said: “I congratulate you for coming to public service at an early age and it will be a mistake to imagine that you want to come and earn money at this age in the government, you have a lifetime ahead of you. I encourage you to see this as a call to service and fully commit to the service of the Edo State. ”

In his response, Edebiri thanked the governor for the appointment and assured that he will fulfill his duty diligently.

Born in 1984, the new commissioner is from the Uhunmwode local government area of ​​the state.