Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo has announced the appointment of Mr Osarodion Ogie as Secretary to the State Government.

Obaseki also appointed Mr. Taiwo Akerele as chief of staff and Mr. John Mayaki as his interim chief press secretary.

The governor, who made the announcement while addressing the head of service of the state and permanent secretaries as he assumed office, said the appointments are with immediate effect.

He charged civil servants in the state to be more productive and decried the rot in the civil service at both state and federal levels.