Following the recent resignation of Chief of Staff of Edo State Governor, Mr. Francis Taiwo Akerele, the Governor has appointed Osaze Uzamere, the son of Senator Ehigie Uzamere, who represented Edo South Senatorial District in the National Assembly between 2007 and 2011, as his Chief of Staff.
Akerele had stated in a statement confirming his resignation, that his exit was based on principles, administrative and governance grounds.
“This is all I have to say: I will like to be given opportunity to go private as I part ways administratively with the government based on principles.
“I thank his excellency for giving me opportunity to serve in this capacity and also, thanks to His Royal Majesty, Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II for his immense leadership and support during the period I served in this capacity. May his reign be long and peaceful!”
Meanwhile, Obaseki, while approving the appointment of Uzamere as his Chief of Staff, in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, said the appointment took immediate effect.
Uzamere, 38, is an investment banker and a graduate of Stony Brook University, New York, where he majored in Computer and Electrical Engineering.
He had, before his appointment, served as Executive Assistant to Obaseki.