Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu is planning to relocate his office to a building outside the Government House in Benin, due to his ongoing beef with Governor Godwin Obaseki.
According to Punch, Philip Shaibu has fixed next week to relocate to a new office located at 7 Dennis Osadebey Avenue, close to the Government House.
The building used to be the office of the Edo State Public Procurement Office which was inaugurated by former governor Adams Oshiomhole, on December 16, 2014.
A signboard bearing the inscription “‘Office of the Deputy Governor” has been placed at the entrance. A plaque indicating the inauguration date is still etched by the building’s entrance.
During a visit by newsmen on Friday, renovation work was in progress within the building and its surroundings, although work had yet to commence on the security post.
A worker involved in the renovation project, who chose to remain anonymous, indicated that the project was expected to be completed by Monday.
He added that he didn’t know what the building was going to be used for as he also had no idea about how the signboard was placed at the entrance.
The worker said, “I work for the company handling this renovation of this building. Our job is to deliver the project on Monday as agreed.
“I do not know how the signboard got to the entrance of the building and I don’t have an idea of what the building will be used for.”
In response to inquiries about this development, the Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare, commented, “If there is a government signboard saying so, then it must be so.”
KanyiDaily recalls that a Nigerian man recently accused the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Phillip Shaibu, of allegedly stealing his Daytona Gold wristwatch worth $250,000.