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Obaseki inaugurates 20-member transition committee

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The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has Inaugurated a 20-member transition committee, to ensure a smooth handover from his administration to the next in the state on 12 November 2024.

The committee chaired by a former Commissioner For Finance in the state, Mr. Joseph Eboigbe, also had other members joining the inauguration ceremony online.

Obaseki said that, in line with global best practices, the team has among other, the mandate to document achievements by his administration since its inception eight years ago.

The governor tasked the team to retrieve and document all activities, policies and decisions of his administration in a digital format as an institutional memo with recommendations for the next administration.

“Today is the 11th of July and it will mark exactly four months to the day I will hand over government to the next elected governor of Edo State. As it’s global best practice am putting together a transition team that would have responsibility to document, the achievement of this administration eight years ago.

“The team will look and retrieve all documents and all other related materials, relating to policy decisions that have been taken by this administration in every area of government and governance over the last 8 years. Put the same in a structured order in a data room, I believe also that most of these materials have almost been digitalised.

“A proper digital and regular data room would be created where all documents related to every activity, contract, exco decisions, presentation, and policy paper in every area will be retrieved, documented and chronicled as it will serve as Institutional memory for the next and subsequent administration.

“You will all put together reports on each area and aspect of government we have intervened in and recommendations for the next administration.

“This document and resources should serve to smoothly transfer power and knowledge from this administration to the next. We would have both the physical and digital repository of all the information and decisions taken during the life of this administration as these documents will be relevant both for internal and external consumption and research and possibly policy development.

“This report will also give a details account of strategic vision and outlook of the administrative structure, policies impact and completed programme and initiative as well as uncompleted programme and initiative to enable the incoming administration to know where to take off from.

“This report should be completed before the 30th of October 2024, as this document will form parts of what will be handover during the transition period on November 11th, 2024”.

Chairman of the Committee, Joseph Eboigbe promised that the committee would discharge their duty with diligence, assuring them of working hard to meet the timeline of their responsibility.

The twenty-member transition committee has 30 October as the deadline.

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