Governor Adams Oshiomhole has approved the appointment of Prince Kassim Afegbua as Special Adviser, Media and Public Affairs.
Also, the Governor approved the appointment of Chief Mikainu Kadiri as Principal Security Officer; Mr John Akhigbe, Senior Special Assistant (Protocol); Ms Esohe Adams, Senior Special Assistant (Governor’s Office); Mr. Mika Amanokhai (Senior Special Assistant. Government House); Prince Osama Erediauwa, Senior Special Assitant (Special Duties); Mrs. Choice Greg-Haruna (Senior Special Assistant,
Government House and Alhaji Yakubu Kadiri (Special Assistant, Governor’s Office)
Meanwhile, the Governor has directed the under-listed Committees, Commissions and Boards to resume work immediately: Sanitation and Environment Committee; War Against Indiscipline Committee; Judicial Service Commission; Civil Service Commission; Edo State Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and Edo State Oil and Gas Producing Areas Development Commission (EDOSOPADEC).
A native of Okpella in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State, Prince Afegbua holds a degree in English from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife; a Post-graduate Diploma in Public Relations and Journalism from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism and a Post-graduate Diploma in Good Governance and Democracy from Marquette University, Milwaukee, United States.
A seasoned journalist and public affairs analyst, Prince Afegbua was Director of Publicity, National Democratic Party (NDP) and later Acting National Chairman of the Party from 2006 to 2008.
He was also spokesman to former military President, General Ibrahim Babangida and Director of Media and Publicity of the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole Campaign Organisation in the just concluded gubernatorial election in the state.
A columnist with Vanguard Newspapers and Publisher of African Statesman magazine, Prince Afegbua is married and blessed with two daughters.