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Mercy Johnson, 53 others Appointed Special Assistants By Kogi Govt.

Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson has been appointed as a Senior Special Assistant by the Government of Kogi State.

The curvy thespian was among 54 Senior Special Assistants appointed and approved by the Kogi State Government into the various offices in the administration.

According to a statement issued today by Dr. Mrs. Ayoade Folashade Arike, Secretary to the State Government, in Lokoja, the appointments are effective from 1st of April, 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.”

According to the statement, in addition to the 54 Senior Special Assistants appointed, nine Special Assistants to the Governor as Federal Constituency Supervisors for the GYB Connect Programme has also been approved.

The statement by Dr. Arike also noted that the appointment is to recognise and encourage outstanding contributions to the New Direction Agenda championed by Kogi State.

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