Ododo to Present Commissioner Nominees List to Kogi Assembly for Screening

Ibrahim Oyewale in Lokoja

KogI State Governor, Usman Ododo, has announced 16 commissioner-nominees to be screened by the state House of Assembly as members of his cabinet.

Ododo made this announcement at the weekend  shortly after he took the oath of office in Lokoja, state capital.

Earlier, after he took over from former Governor Yahaya Bello, he said: “I will be presenting the names of the following nominees today to the state House of Assembly for screening and confirmation as members of the Kogi State Executive Council.”

Many of the nominees were those who served as commissioners in the administration of Governor 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 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, SSG; 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, and Femi Adegboyega, State Legal Adviser

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