Shaibu Gets evicted from Government house despites withdrawal of lawsuit


The Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, on Monday, through a directive from above has relocated from his office within the Government House to a
new office outside the vicinity of Government House.

The New office is situated at No. 7, Dennis Osadebey Avenue, close to the Government House.

Recall, Shaibu withdrew the suit he filed against the state Governor, Godwin Obaseki over an alleged plan to impeach him.

Our reporter, who visited the new office close to the emergency gate of the government house, observed some civil servants moving in while other were seen cleaning the compound.

But journalists were denied entry as the security man at the gate claimed they don’t have the government house identification cards.

Some plain clothes security aides of the deputy governor were also seen driving into the building.

BorderlineNews24 learnt that a memo directing the relocation to the new office was issued last week by the Permanent Secretary, Head of Office to the Permanent Secretary, Deputy Governor’s Office, and a reminder was also issued over the weekend.

An aide of the deputy governor who told our reporter in confidence that staff of the deputy governor’s office started moving to the new office on Monday.

“We have been told to move and we have today. The memo was sent directly to the Permanent Secretary. The civil servants are the one moving now but the deputy governor is yet to move, we may move before the end of the week,” he said.

The rift between the governor and the deputy recently culminated to disbandment of his press crew and withdrawing from his office supervision of revenue generation agencies, local governments and sports amongst others.

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