21st September, 2023
By Jethro Ibileke
The Edo State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare, has debunked reports that it has allocated the former office of the State Deputy Governor, Mr. Philip Shaibu to the Alaghodaro Summit.
Nehikhare in a statement Thursday night, describing the claim as unfounded.
He said it was impossible to have an Alaghodaro Summit office in Government House because the organisation is not a parastatal of government, but a company limited by guarantee, working to attract private investment into the state.
According to him, “The rumour making the rounds that an office in Government House has been designated for Alaghodaro Summit is false and unfounded. It is being peddled by mischief makers who are bent on causing tension in the state.
“These mischief makers are obviously being sponsored by some undesirable elements to cause crisis in the State. I repeat that there is no such thing as an office for Alaghodaro Summit in Government House.
“Alaghodaro Summit is not an agency or parastatal of the government and therefore has no need for an office in Government House. It is an organisation limited by guarantee working to attract private investment in the state.
“I advise the general public and the press to disregard the rumour in its entirety.”