JUST IN: Edo Governor Obaseki Begins Move To Hand Over, Sets Up Transition Committee

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has inaugurated a 20-member transition committee to ensure a seamless transfer of power to the next administration.

The committee, chaired by former Finance Commissioner Joseph Eboigbe, will document the administration’s achievements and policy decisions over the past eight years.

Obaseki stated that the committee will create a digital data room, chronicling all documents related to government activities, contracts, and policy papers. The team will also compile reports on each area of government intervention, including recommendations for the next administration.

He said, “Today is the 11th of July, 2024 and it will mark exactly four months to the day I will hand over government to the next elected governor of Edo State. As it’s global best practice, I am putting together a transition team that would have the responsibility to document the achievement of this administration in the last eight years.

“The team will look and retrieve all documents and all other materials relating to policy decisions that have been taken by this administration in every area of government and governance over the last seven years and put the same in a structured order in a data room. I believe that most of these materials have almost been digitized.”

Obaseki continued: “You will all put together reports on each area and aspect of government we have intervened in and recommendations for the next administration.

“This document and resources should serve to smoothly transfer power and knowledge from this administration to the next. We would have both the physical and digital repository of all the information and decisions taken during the life of this administration as these documents will be relevant both for internal and external consumption and research and possibly policy development.”

The report is slated to be completed before the 30th of October 2024. “This document will form parts of what will be handed over during the transition period on November 11th, 2024,” he added.

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