Governor Godwin Obaseki on Wednesday inaugurated 11 commissioners and two Special Advisers as part of the Edo State Executive Council.
The newly inaugurated commissioners are: Mr Oluwole Iyamu, Mrs Obehi Akoria, Dr Joan Osa-Oviawe, Mr Osaze Uzamere, and Mr Monday Osaigbovo.
Others are Ms Marie Edeko, Mr Joseph Eboigbe, Mr Moses Agbukor, Mr Isoken Omo, Mr Andrew Emwanta, and Mrs Otse Momoh-Omorogbe.
The Special Advisers are Mr Crusoe Osagie, appointed as Special Adviser, Media Projects; and Ms Sarah Ajose-Adeogun, who is Special Adviser, Strategy, Policy, Projects and Performance Management.
The governor charged the new appointees to ensure transparency and uphold accountability in all they do.
He said organisational performance scorecards had been developed for each ministry to enthrone high performance culture.
He said, “The scorecard shall track key performance targets and deliverables of each ministry and reports will be demanded on a quarterly basis.
“A formal assessment of performance targets and results achieved by each ministry shall be conducted.
“These shall form basis of further review and linkages to other key human resource processes.
“These illustrious sons and daughters of the state have emerged from a thorough search and screening process that identified them as part of the best and brightest we have.
“These soon-to-be commissioners will form the core of the new Executive Council that will manage the affairs of the state.
“As commissioners and special advisers, the height of people’s expectation of you and the government you represent are unprecedented.
“We have no choice but to meet and deliver on the expectations of the people. As we serve the people, we must become champions of high performance, disciplined in execution and results-oriented”.
Speaking with journalists after the inauguration, the Special Adviser, Media Projects, Mr Osagie, said he believed in the vision of the governor to transform the state.