Governor Yahaya Bello Dissolves Exco,  Appoints New Aides

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Governor Yahaya Bello Dissolves Exco,  Appoints New Aides
Zainab Tanimu
Kaduna, North-West, Nigeria
The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello yesterday Wednesday,18th December 2019, dissolved the State Executive Council ahead his second term inauguration scheduled for January 27, 2020.

In a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Onogwu Muhammed, Bello after dissolving the Exco at a valedictory session commended the members for their contributions to the development of the state since the inception of his administration.

The statement further said that the Governor while addressing the session of the council after a meeting that lasted for 7 hours, appreciated council members and other political appointees efforts in the actualization of the new direction of his administration.

“I want to express my profound gratitude to all of you. I recognize and appreciate your commitment to the service of our dear state. You all have contributed immensely to the social contract we had with our people about four years ago.
“The modest actualisation of the ‘New Direction’ was a product of our collective efforts and determination to take our state to greater height.
“I want to wish every one of you and all other political appointees success in your future endeavours as I urge you all to remain committed to the development of our dear state.
“Your tremendous contributions are highly appreciated and I make bold to say that you all have done well in the discharge of your duties”, he said.
Meanwhile, the governor has retained some of his appointees and appointed others.
Amongst those retained include Secretary to the State Government, Dr Folashade Ayoade Arike; his Chief of Staff, Pharm Jamiu Abdulkareem Asuku; Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Onogwu Muhammed and The State Security Adviser, Retired Commander Jerry Omodara. The statement added.