Barrister Osarodion Ogie was on Wednesday sworn in as Secretary to the Edo State Government for a second time, Igbere TV reports.
The ceremony took place at the Edo Government House, popularly called ‘Osadebe Avenue’, GRA, in Benin City, the Edo state capital.
The oath-taking was performed on Ogie by the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki. He urged the SSG to remain undaunted and focused in the discharge of his duties.
“We started this journey together. Ogie is part of the whole process. The advice I have is for you to brace up to face more pressure than ever before,” he said.
“This is because one of the most difficult things in life is to change an aged system or to try to get an old person to change their ways. What we are attempting to do in the next four years will not be easy and we need all the support we can get to make Edo great again.”
Dignitaries at the event include Edo Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Mr Tony Aziegbemi; National Vice Chairman, PDP South South, Mr Dan Orbih and factional Chairman Edo State Chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Mr Anselm Ojezua.
Others are former Senator, Edo Central Senatorial District, Sen. Odion Ogbesia; Former Senator, Edo South Senatorial District, Sen. Roland Owie; Edo South PDP Leader, Hon. Charles Idahosa; former Special Adviser on Political Matters, Osaro Idah, among others.