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37-year-old engineer sworn in as Edo deputy governor


37-year-old engineer sworn in as Edo deputy governor

Omobayo Godwins has been inaugurated as the deputy governor of Edo State following Philip Shaibu’s impeachment by the state house of assembly.

Godwins, 37 years of age, was sworn in around 1:40 pm on Monday by the Chief Judge of Edo State Justice Daniel Okungbowa at the Edo State Government House in Benin City.

Neptune Prime reports that the Edo State House of Assembly impeached former deputy governor Philip Shaibu in the early hours of Monday over some allegations against him.

READ ALSO: Edo Assembly impeaches deputy governor

After he took the oath of office, Omobayo who was dressed in a white kaftan and a red native cap to match, was greeted by a crowd of supporters in one of the halls at the Government House.

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

The 37-year-old has a B.Eng Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and an MSc in Public Administration from the University of Benin (UNIBEN), preparing for the role of 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).

Before his new appointment, he served as a Senior Maintenance Engineer at 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 for years before his recent appointment as the deputy governor of Edo State.

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