ICON OF THE WEEK: Barr. Osarodion Ogie (Read)

ICON OF THE WEEK: Barr. Osarodion Ogie (Read)

Our first ever ICON OF THE WEEK is OSARODION OGIE. This is because he is a consummate politician, an erudite lawyer, and a relentless believer in the overall good of the people surrounding him. He is a peacemaker and a leader of no mean repute in Edo State. 

Here is a brief history of him:

Barr. OGIE Osarodion holds an 
LLB., BL. He is a seasoned legal practitioner and politician. He was born on September 24,1960. His state of Origin is Edo. He is a great husband and a father. He attended Eghosa Grammar School, Benin City. Thereafter he proceeded to University of Ife, Ile-Ife between 1981 to 1985. He attended the Nigerian Law School and was called to bar in 1986.

He successfully practised law as Principal Partner, Osarodion Ogie & Co. He became Edo State Government Chief of Staff at Government House. He was also the Coordinator, Oshiomhole Legal Team where he coordinated the legal team that fought for Oshiomhole’s victory over Prof. Osarhiemen Okunbo governorship both at the Election Petitions Tribunal and the Court of Appeal.

He also holds the prestigious Oba of Benin Merit Award. He was also a former Commissioner of infrastructure under then Governor Adams Oshiomhole. He also became the Director General of Governor Godwin Obaseki's campaign team in 2016. 

Presently he is the Secretary to Edo Government (SSG) in Governor Godwin Obaseki's administration and a leader of the People's Democratic Party in Edo State as well as the numero uno in Ikpoba-Okha. Governor Godwin Obaseki has described Ogie as the Engine room of his administration

It is worthy of note that even after holding several important positions, Barr. Osarodion Ogie has never displayed any form of arrogance or air of pride. He is still an unassuming leader that many wish to be like in the future. 

Barr. Osarodion Ogie is popularly called Field Marshal because of his firm belief that politics should be for the upliftment of the people and not for personal aggrandizement. 

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