Edo govt disbands Deputy Governor’s media crew

… directs Ministry of Communication and Orientation to steps in

Edo State Government has disbanded the media crew attached to the Office of the Deputy Governor, Mr. Phillip Shaibu.

State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare, in a statement, directed the Deputy Governor to, henceforth, request the Ministry of Communication and Orientation for media coverage of activities of his office.

The statement, said: “This directive followed the ugly and unfortunate incident that happened during the colloquium held to mark the 60th anniversary of Midwest Referendum celebration held at the Sir Victor Uwaifo Creative Hub and Soundstage, where some journalists, who claimed to be the media crew of the Deputy Governor, attempted to force their way into the hall where the governor and other invited dignitaries were already seated.

“This act was contrary to the accredited protocol that had been established for the media coverage of the event.

“The orchestrated and stage managed walkout and disruption is highly regrettable,” the statement added.

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