Kogi Governor Bello Dissolves Exco

Appoints Accountant-General, others

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, yesterday dissolved the State Executive Council. The move serves as a recalibration of the governance trajectory and signifies the initiation of the comprehensive transition process.
Heads of agencies, parastatals and other appointees are also affected by the announcement.

Making the announcement at the end of the State Executive Council Meeting yesterday at the EXCO Hall of the governor’s office, Governor Bello commends affected officials for exemplifying unparalleled commitment, diligence, and unwavering patriotism throughout their tenure.

Acknowledging their contributions, he wished them success in their future endeavors.

He directed the affected officials affected to ensure a thorough and proper handover process, transferring all pertinent government documents, properties, and materials to the permanent secretary of their ministries or senior government officials stationed in their respective offices.

However, the governor retained the following members of the council and aides; the Secretary to the Government of Kogi State, Dr Ayoade Arike; State Security Adviser, Commodore Jerry Omodara (RETD); Deputy Chief of Staff Sunday Faleke; Director-General, Government House Administration, Alhaji Oricha Umaru Shaibu; Attorney General and commissioner for Justice Mohammed Sanni Ibrahim, SAN; Commissioner for Solid Mineral and Natural Resources, Abubakar Bashir Mohammed; Commissioner for Information and Communication Kingsley Fanwo and Commissioner for Rural and Energy Development among others.

Similarly, Governor Bello makes new appointment of the following persons to fill the vital vacant positions in the state;

Habibat Oyiza Tijani, State’s Accountant-General, Abdulrazaq Muhammed, Executive Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board, Yakubu Siyaka Adabenege, Auditor-General for Local Governments, Kadiri Mohammed Okeji, Special Adviser on Finance, Isah Taofeeq, Director-General, Project Monitoring Agency.

Governor Bello also appointed some persons as Security Advisers from all the Federal Constituencies in the state.


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