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Obaseki Sacks All Dep Gov. Shaibu’s Media Aides

Obaseki Sacks All Dep Gov. Shaibu’s Media Aides
  • PublishedAugust 28, 2023

The Edo State Government has disbanded the media crew attached to the Office of the Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, with a directive to him to henceforth request the Ministry of Communication and Orientation for media coverage of activities of his office.

A statement by Chris Nehikhare, the Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Edo State, noted that the directive followed the ugly and unfortunate incident that happened during the colloquium held to mark the 60th anniversary of Midwest Referendum celebration.

Shaibu, Edo State Deputy Governor

Nehikhare stated that the at the event held at the Sir Victor Uwaifo Creative Hub and Soundstage, where some journalists, who claimed to be the media crew of the Deputy Governor, attempted to force their way into the hall where the governor and other invited dignitaries were already seated.

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The Commissioner stressed further that: “This act was contrary to the accredited protocol that had been established for the media coverage of the event.

“The orchestrated and stage managed walkout and disruption is highly regrettable.”

See the video of the incident below:

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