Bello sacks HoS, appoints Igbo man, four others into cabinet

LOKOJA – Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has appointed Barrister Moses Okezie as Senior Special Assistant on Speech Writing, Research and Documentary. Barrister Okezie who hailed from Imo State was part of the five new political appointees by the Governor. Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Folashade Ayoade in a statement Wednesday in Lokoja, listed others appointees as; Barr. Justina Abanida from Yagba West Local government area, Chairman, Kogi State Universal Basic Education, SUBEB, and Alhaji Yakubu Oseni from Okene Local government area as Chairman, Kogi State Board of Internal Revenue. The statement also announced arch. Robert Achanya as Director- General, Bureau of Public Private Partnership while Mr. Emmanuel Odiniya who hails from Olamaboro Local government area is to serve as Chairman, Bureau of Local Government Pension. The statement which said the appointment takes immediate effect said their appointment was an efforts by the Governor to position his government to ensure equitable distribution of dividends of democracy in the state. In a related development, the State Head of Service has been placed on 30 days compulsory leaves. The SSG also said the compulsory leave of th HOS follows a directive from the Governor, Yahaya Bello. However, Vanguard gathered that the HOS situation just like the Permanent Secretaries, Treasurers, and others whose 30 days compulsory leaves have expired may not return back to office.

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