Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello

Kogi State Governor Yaya Bello has sacked his Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Arome Adoji, as he approved the appointment of 16 new aides.

This was confirmed in a statement issued by Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Folashade Ayoade, but no reason was given for the commissioner’s removal.

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Ayoade said that Paul Ugbede Ebije had been appointed by the governor to replace the sacked commissioner.

The statement further disclosed that Aliyu Salami has also been appointed as the new chairman of the Kogi State Internal Revenue Service.

Salami, is replacing the former chairman, Alhaji Yakubu Oseni, who is now the Kogi Central senatorial candidate of the of All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2019 election.

Gbenga Asagun and the state’s former Head of Service, Moses Atakpa, were also appointed to serve as chairmen of Elders Advisory Council for Kogi West and East senatorial districts respectively among others, the statement said.

The statement further revealed that other aides appointed included Umar Abdulshi and Mudi Yusuf, as members of Lokoja and Ofu local governments administrative councils.

Also appointed are Suleiman Abubakar, Segun Aberepran, Yahaya Halilu, Mathew Malik, Abubakar Abdulkarim as Senior Special Assistants while Salihu Idachaba, Hajia Halimatu Amodu and Nda Aron were appointed Special Advisers to the governor.