Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has sworn in Mr. Osarodion Ogie as the new Secretary to the Edo State Government (SSG).
The Governor performed the ceremony at the Government House, Benin, on Wednesday.
Obaseki urged the new SSG to be ready for the task ahead, adding that it will not be easy but will be a path to making Edo State better.
The Governor explained that the purpose of the position is to serve the people and make sure their demands for a good livelihood are met.
“We started this journey together, and am not going to sit down here and give you the charge. You know the charge. You are part of the whole process.
“The only advice is that you are going to face pressure you have never faced before because one of the most difficult things in life is to change an aged system or to try to get an old person to change their ways.
“What we are tempting to do in the next four years we know will not be easy.
“Trying to get an aged system to now begin to work efficiently and respond to the needs of our people will add a lot of pressure on you.
“Let’s all see the EndSARs protest as a wake-up call. If we do not begin that rapid restructuring, that rapid transformation to give the young generation an opportunity and hope, then we may all be victims.
“But be rest assured that we started on a good foot, and that is the way we are going to end by the grace of God,” the Governor said.
In his remarks, Ogie thanked the Governor for the responsibility bestowed on him, promising to do his best to make Edo a better state.
“I have been one of the pillars, and I want to give my word today that I will remain a pillar in that struggle in that journey to make Edo a better state,” he said.