Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has redeployed some of his advisers, while he also approved the appointment of aides for the newly sworn-in deputy governor and the chief of staff.
The chief press secretary to the Governor, Onogwu Muhammed, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.
According to the statement the redeployment and new appointments are stated in the statement as follows:
“Hon Isah Omade, former Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor now Special Adviser to the Governor on Research and Development.
“Victor Okee, former Director of Protocol to the Deputy Governor now Special Adviser to the Governor on Internal Revenue.
“Hon Ugbeda Benjamin, former Senior Special Assistant to the Deputy Governor on General Duties now SSA on Administration, Strategy and Planning.
“Hon Stephen Ugbeda, former SSA to the Deputy Governor on Political and Domestic Affairs now SSA on Ethnic and Cultural Integration.”
In the letter signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Folashade Arike Ayoade, PhD, the Governor also approved the following appointments into the office of the Deputy Governor.
“Sunday Faleke, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor; Jibrin Abu, Director of Protocol; Sunday Ohiemi, SSA on Special Duties; Felix Solomon Omachoko, SSA on Political Matters; Haruna Sule, SSA on Domestic Affairs; Prince Amana Ameh, SSA on Media and ICT Matters; Suleiman Mazai Farooq, SSA on Security Matters; Emmanuel Promise, Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor; Abogede Victor, Personal Assistant; Hussein Ataja, Special Assistant; Adeniyi Oluwatosin, Official Photographer; Andy Okpe, Official Cameraman.”
The Governor also approved the following appointments to the office of the Chief of Staff:
“Oshaloto Tade Joseph, Personal Secretary; Abubakar Mujaheed, Special Assistant; Otokityi Alhassan Zakariya, Personal Assistant; Owuda Rufai, Special Assistant; Shaibu Muhammed, Special Assistant.”
According to the Secretary to the State Government, the deployments and appointments take effect from October 22, 2019.