Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has appointed Nollywood actress,
Mercy Johnson-Okojie, senior special assistant (SSA) on entertainment,
arts and culture.The 32-year-old wife and mother was appointed along 53 other senior
special assistants to the governor into various offices in the
A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Mrs. Ayoade
Folashade Arike, made available to the media on Tuesday said the
appointments take effect from April 1, 2017.
The rationale for the additional appointees at the state level, the
statement read, is to “plug identified gaps in service delivery, fill
key positions with the right people and to broaden inclusiveness in
governance by bringing people from more communities on board.”
Born in Lagos to a former naval officer, Mercy represents Okehi Local
Government Area of Kogi State in Bello’s list of SSAs. Congrats to her!