Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson has been appointed as the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on entertainment, arts and culture to the governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello.
The Secretary to the State Government ( SSG), Dr Folashade Ayoade announced Mercy Johnson’s appointment with that of 62 others in Lokoja on Tuesday.
According to the SSG’s announcement, the appointments would take effect from April 1.
Ayoade said the rationale for the appointments was to ”fill key positions with the right people and to broaden inclusiveness in governance by bringing people from more communities on board.”
Breakdown of appointment
The breakdown of the new appointees showed that 54 of them will serve as Senior Special Assistants while nine will work as Special Assistants to the Governor as Federal Constituency Supervisors for the Governor Yahaya Bello (GYB) Connect Programme.
”The nine Special Assistants will also act as direct liaisons between the present administration and the Local Government Ward Coordinators of the GYB Connect Programme,” the statement said
The SSG further stated that the appointments were made to recognise and encourage outstanding contributions to the New Direction Agenda.