Omobayo Godwins is new Edo deputy governor


Edo state governor has named Engr Omobayo Marvellous Godwins as his new deputy governor.

That was after the Edo State House of Assembly on Monday impeached the Deputy Governor of the state, Comrade Philip Shaibu.

Omobayo replaced Phillip Shaibu who was impeached and removed on Monday morning by the State House of Assembly

Omobayo 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 mobilizing them for common causes, breaking political barriers to the chagrin of his opponents.

Edo Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, impeached

The Edo State House of Assembly on Monday impeached the Deputy Governor of the state, Comrade Philip Shaibu.

His impeachment followed the adoption of the report of the seven-man investigative panel set up by the Assembly.

The panel, which probed allegations of misconduct against Shaibu, was inaugurated last week.

The embattled Deputy Governor failed to appear before the panel.

His lawyer, Prof. Oladoyin Awoyale (SAN), who appeared before the seven-man panel headed by Justine Stephen A. Omonuwa (retd), said he would not be continuing with the proceedings because an High Court in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja had asked all parties before it in a case of enforcement of fundamental human rights instituted by him to come on April 8, 2024 to show cause on why or not it should grant the reliefs sought.

When the panel overruled the objection, Awoyale sought the permission of the panel to excuse himself.

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