Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Southern Nigeria has proceeded on his annual leave and has transferred powers to his Deputy, Philip Shaibu, to act in his stead while he is away.
Gatekeepers News reports that the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media Projects, Crusoe Osagie made this known in a statement on Friday.
Osagie said the governor has written to the Edo State Assembly, to intimate the House of the development.
He said, “The governor has proceeded on his annual leave and has transferred power to his deputy, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu. The Edo State House of Assembly has been duly informed about the development.”
This would be the second time the governor has transferred power to his deputy, further cementing the administration’s respect for democratic ideals as enshrined in the 1999 constitution.