JUST IN: Letter Approving Shaibu’s office relocation Becomes Public - The Top Society

JUST IN: Letter Approving Shaibu’s office relocation Becomes Public

Philip Shaibu, impeached Edo State Deputy Governor

A letter approving the relocation of the office of Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu has surface online.

The letter, signed by the Secretary to the  State Government, Osarodion Ogie, became public on Tuesday morning.

After Shaibu was locked out of his old office at the government house on Monday, he had said there was no official letter asking him to relocate his office.

Top society had also reported how the deputy governor’s office disclosed that only the civil servants were instructed through a letter to move into the new office.

In the letter signed by Ogie and addressed to the deputy governor, it was stated that Governor Godwin Obaseki had directed that Shaibu should relocate to the new office address.

The letter, dated September 15, 2023, was received by a Permanent Secretary in the office of the deputy governor, and acknowledged on Monday, September 18, 2023.


The memo, with the heading: “Relocation of Office Accommodation”, read; “I write to inform you that His Excellency, the Governor, has approved the relocation of your office accommodation to No 7, Dennis Osadebey Avenue, G.R.A., Benin City. You are therefore requested to ensure your compliance in line with Mr Governor’s approval, please.”

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It has been reported that the dispute between Shaibu and Obaseki intensified in August when the deputy governor iinstituted a suit in an Abuja Federal High Court, seeking the protection of the court from an alleged attempt by the governor to impact him through the use the Edo State House of Assembly and others four persons. The governor quickly reacted to the suit by sacking the media crew of the deputy governor and relocating his office from the main Government House.Shaibu had withdrawn the suit, after some political and religious leaders from the state intervened.

However, the rift did not appear to be reaching it’s end soon as videos circulated online,  showing the gate leading to Shaibu’s office was locked and he was prevented from gaining access to the Government House.

Read also: Edo Deputy Governor Locked Outside His Office

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