Kogi governor makes first appointments

The newly sworn-in governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has made his first appointments a few hours after his inauguration.

In a release he signed on Wednesday​,​ Mr. Bello ​named Edward Onoja as the ​c​hief of ​s​taff to the ​governor.

Mr. Onoja, who hails from Ogugu in Olamaboro Local Government Area of the state, h​eld management positions in several companies in financial and oil and gas sectors of the economy.

​In his inaugural speech​, Mr. Bello​ referred to Mr. Onoja as “my right hand man”.

The governor also announced the appointment of Abdulkarim Abdulmalik as ​s​pecial ​a​dviser on ​m​edia and ​s​trategy to the ​g​overnor.

Mr. Abdulmalik,​ a journalist,​ hails from Ihima in Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi State.

The new governor also appointed Kingsley Fanwo as​ his​ ​c​hief ​p​ress ​secretary.

Mr Famwo, ​also a journalist, hails from Takete Ide Amuro in Mopamuro Local Government Area of Kogi State​.​

The appointments are with immediate effect.

The governor congratulated the appointees and demanded “ut​​most commitment and humble service to Kogi State from them”.

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