By Nosa Omorodion
Osagie Ize-Iyamu’s great strides have not only been manifest in the faith but also in his political life.In 1999, upon the return of democratic government to Nigeria, Osagie Ize-Iyamu was appointed Chief of Staff to the Governor of Edo State, Dr. Lucky Nosakhare Igbinedion.
As the Chief of Staff, from 1999-2003, he elevated the office to the enviable status of a melting pot of consultation, strategy and confidence building. Being someone led by the Holy Spirit, he became the man to trust and do business with – the rallying point of energies and ideas. He engineered the smooth and peaceful relationship that the State enjoyed with pensioners and Leaders of organized labour in Edo State as at that time.In appreciation of his sterling performance as Chief of Staff, Osagie Ize-Iyamu was elevated to the position of Secretary to the State Government (SSG) in 2003. In this position of immense trust, he became a critical nexus and strategic catalyst of the government. He once again proved to be reliable, trust worthy and a positive force for managing ideas and resources.