The Edo state government has announced the disbandment of the media team of the Deputy Governor, Phillip Shaibu, following the crisis rocking the governor, Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Phillip Shaibu.
A statement by Chris Osa Nehikhare, Hon. Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, which confirmed this to news men also said that the Ministry of Communication and Orientation has been directed to take over affairs of the deputy governor
Part of the statement reads: Edo govt disbands Deputy Governor’s media crew, directs Ministry of Communication and Orientation to steps in.
Edo State Government has disbanded the media crew attached to the Office of the Deputy Governor, with a directive to the Deputy Governor to henceforth request the Ministry of Communication and Orientation for media coverage of activities of his office.
This directive followed the ugly and unfortunate incident that happened during the colloquium held to mark the 60th anniversary of Midwest Referendum celebration 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.
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.