The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has appointed 18 women in the state as his special assistants on gender matters.
Mr. Obaseki also appointed one woman, Efosa Uyigue, as a special adviser, also on gender matter.
The 19 women were sworn-in on Monday at the Government House, Benin City, making it the largest number of political appointments made in a single day by any governor in the state.
The special assistants are to report to the special adviser who in turn reports to Mr. Obaseki.
“I need 19 sets of eyes to help me see and identify what is happening with women across the state,” the governor said during the swearing-in.
“I want to know what is happening to our women in the market, hospitals, their children’s education and issues that relate to human trafficking in your local government areas,” he said.