Mercy Johnson, 53 Others Appointed as Senior Special Assistants to Kogi state Governor


Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, has appointed Mercy Johnson, Nollywood actress, as his senior special assistant on entertainment, arts and culture.

A has been appointed by the Kogi state governor as his senior special assistance on entertainment,arts and culture

53 senior special assistants and nine special assistants were also appointed apart from Mercy Johnson.

This was contained in a statement issued in Lokoja, capital of the state, by Folashade Arike, secretary to the state government.

Arike said the appointments are to take effect from April 1, 2017.

According to her, the rationale for the additional appointees at the state level, is to “plug identified gaps in service delivery, fill key positions with the right people and to broaden inclusiveness in governance by bringing people from more communities on board.”

The nine special assistants are also to act as direct liaisons between the present administration and the local government ward coordinators of the ‘GYB Connect programme’.


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