• Names deputy chief of staff
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has approved the appointment of Mr Ebomhiana Musa, former News Editor of The Sun, as the Chief Press Secretary to the deputy governor, Hon Phillip Shaibu. He also appointed Hon Kingsley Omiyi Ehigiamusor as deputy chief of staff.
According to a statement from the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. John Mayaki, Hon Ehigiamusor, a public affairs commentator, was the Minority Chief Whip, Edo State House of Assembly from 2007 to 2015 and chairman House Committee on Judiciary, Public Petition and Legal Matters.. He holds an LLB in law from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife and hails from Igueben local government area of Edo State
Mr Musa, who hails from Etsako Central Local Government of the state, is a consummate journalist with about three decades of journalism experience, cutting across various media houses in Lagos holds a first degree in English from the Lagos State University, LASU and a Masters in Communication Arts from the Ambrose Alli University, AAU. He was the pioneer News Editor of the Sun Newspapers and later made the Special Projects Editor of the paper. In November 2010, Musa was appointed Special Adviser(Media) to the former Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon Dimeji Bankole and later made Senior Special Assistant on media to the immediate past governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
A union activist, Musa was the former vice president of the Nigeria Union of Journalists and a board member of the governing council of the Nigeria Institute of Journalism, NIJ, Ogba. Many see his recent appointment as a good one to complement his boss, Comrade Phillip Shaibu, a notable activist and former president of NANS. The appointments of Ehigiamusor and Musa take immediate effect.