Breaking: New Kogi governor rolls out appointments on inauguration day, Bello secures key position

Newly sworn-in Kogi state governor, Ahmed Usman Ododo, has rolled his appointees right from his first day in office.

Among those he appointed is Ali Bello who will serve as Chief of Staff.

Bello, Blueprint gathered is a relation to the immediate past governor Yahaya Bello.

The governor also named other key government officials to include Folashade Ayodele Arike as Secretary to state government, Hilary Ojoma Deputy chief of staff, Elijah Evinemi Head of service, Jerry Omodara State security adviser, Isah Ismail Special adviser on media, Sulaiman Ibrahim Director-general protocol.

Other appointees who also mostly served in the former governor’s cabinet are Farouk Danlami, Salami Ozigi-Deedat, Basiru Abubakar, Adams Abdulaziz, Joseph Oluwaseun, Muzi Yinusa Abdullahi, Wemi Jonze, Rabiatu Okute, Fanwo Kingsley, Fatima Momoh, Mohammed Yusuf, Timothy Ojoma, Sunday Faleke, Abanika Taye, Asiwaju Idris Asiru, and Mohammed Adbulmutalib.

When confirmed by the state assembly, they will serve as Commissioners.