The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, on Monday, selected 17 Commissioner nominees. He stated that by the grace of God, the Oath of Office he has just taken is a pact to do right to all citizens as the 4th Executive Governor of Kogi State.
The announcement was made by the Kogi governor while giving his inaugural speech after taking Oath of Office and Allegiance in Lokoja.
The incumbent Secretary to the State Government, Dr Folashade Ayoade-Arike, while others who were listed alongside the secretary include, Dr Ayoade Arike, SSG; Asuku Jamiu, Chief of Staff; and Sunday Faleke, Deputy Chief of Staff, while Commissioner nominees include Mohammed Sani, Asiru Idris, Abubakar Ohere, David Apeh, and Joseph Okwoli.
The list also includes O’Neil Ejigbo, Idris Musa, Wemi Jones, Fanwo Kingsley, Isah Idachaba, Ozigi Deedat, Bashir Gegu, Abdulminu Sadiq, Dr Saka Audu, Adewale Victor Omofaiye, Fatima Buba and Gabriel Olofu.
Governor Bello who appealed to members of the State Assembly, requested them to screen the nominees in earnest to enable the full takeoff of government activities.
Meanwhile, he reiterated that “In this second and concluding term of my constitutional tenures as governor, it shall be the principal preoccupation of my administration to deliver good governance.”
He further added that the updated blueprint of his administration in the second tenure would be out within the next 90 days. He assured that priority would be placed on enhancing the welfare of people.