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New Kogi Governor, Ododo, Announces Commissioner Nominees, Appoints Aides



Usman Ododo, governor of Kogi, has announced 16 commissioner nominees to be screened by the state house of assembly as members of his cabinet.

Ododo named the nominees on Saturday shortly after he took the oath of office in Lokoja, Kogi state capital.

Earlier, Ododo took over from  Yahaya Bello, the immediate former governor of the state.

“I will today be presenting the names of the following nominees to the Kogi state house of assembly for screening and confirmation as members of the Kogi state executive council,” he said.

Many of the nominees were those who served as commissioners in the administration of Bello.

The nominees are: Farouk Danlami, Salami Ozigi-Deedat, Basiru Abubakar, Adams Abdulaziz, Joseph Oluwaseun, Muzi Yinusa Abdullahi, Wemi Jonze, Rabiatu Okute, Fanwo Kingsley, Fatima Momoh, Mohammed Yusuf, Timothy Ojoma, Sunday Faleke, Abanika Taye, Asiwaju Idris Asiru, and Mohammed Adbulmutalib.

The Governor asked the Kogi state assembly to grant the nominees a speedy consideration.

During the inauguration, Ododo also announced the appointment of the secretary to the state government (SSG) and other aides.

The appointees are:

Folashade Ayodele Arike — Secretary to state government.

Ali Bello — Chief of staff to the governor.

Hilary Ojoma — Deputy chief of staff.

Elijah Evinemi — Head of service.

Jerry Omodara — State security adviser
Isah Ismail — Special adviser on media

Sulaiman Ibrahim — Director-general protocol.

Oladele John Niyi — Chief press secretary

Shaibu Orisa — Director-general government house

Femi Adegboyega — State legal adviser.

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