March 24, (THEWILL) – Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Thursday, swore-in Dr Bartholomew Brai as Commissioner for Science and Technology.
Brai, is an Associate Professor from Federal University Oye, Ekiti, in Ekiti State.
Speaking during the event, held at the Government House, Benin City, the state capital, the governor charged the new commissioner to see to the realisation of the government’s vision to make the state a hub for science, technology and innovation.
“This is the last commissioner in terms of the portfolios to be filled in the cabinet, which is that of Science and Technology. We had to search extensively to get the right person to fill this position.
“I believe you are the right candidate for this job. We are doing so much in Edo State, particularly in the area of human development, focusing on education and leveraging science and technology.
“We selected you because you have an effective and scientific mind, combined with your track records.
“Your work is cut out for you as the ministry of science and technology is relatively new and you need to put in place the foundation. We wish you well in this task”, the governor said.
On his part, the new Commissioner, Brai, thanked the governor for the confidence reposed on him, assuring him that he will not disappoint the people of Edo State.