Edo Gets New Deputy Governor, Omobayo

Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City

Sequel to the impeachment of Philip Shaibu as the deputy governor of Edo State, a new deputy governor has been sworn in. He is Godwins Marvelous Omobayo.

Omobayo was sworn in by the State Chief Judge, Justice Daniel Okungbowa at the new Festival Hall, Government House, Benin City.

The swearing in ceremony was performed in the presence of Governor Godwin Obaseki, Secretary to State Government (SSG), Osarodion Ogie; State Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Tony Aziegbemi; the Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly, Blessing Agbebaku traditional rulers mainly from Akoko-Edo local government area, and other top government functionaries. 

Speaking at the ceremony, Governor Obaseki said the nomination of Omobayo as deputy governor of the state was with wide consultation with people of the local government area and other prominent persons in the state.

The new deputy governor was the Labour Party (LP) candidate for Akoko-Edo Federal Constituency in the 2023 general election.

He is a seasoned Engineer with a proven track record of progressive professional experience in the oil and gas sector.

Born July 19, 1986, Omobayo hails from Akoko Edo Local Government Area of the State.

With a B.Eng Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Msc in Public Administration from the University of Benin (UNIBEN), he is well suited for the role as a professional and an expert in public administration.

He is a registered member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). 

A thorough-bred young professional, he serves as a Senior Maintenance Engineer in Dresser Wayne West Africa Limited, cutting his professional teeth in the operations in the South South area, providing top-notch services and growing the business in the region.

He has also been active in politics in his local government, building bridges of trust with the people and mobilising them for common causes, breaking political barriers to the chagrin of his opponents.

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