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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has approved the appointment of new aides and redeployment of some existing ones.

Secretary to the State Government, Folashade Arike Ayoade, disclosed this in a letter made available to newsmen in Lokoja on Wednesday.

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According to the letter, the new aides were approved for the newly sworn-in deputy governor, Edward Onoja and the new Chief of Staff to the governor.

The SSG said the redeployments and appointments of the aides take effect from October 22, 2019.

Concise News reports that the letter listed the redeployment and new appointments as follows:

“Hon Isah Omade, former Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor now Special Adviser to the Governor on Research and Development.

“Victor Okee, former Director of Protocol to the Deputy Governor now Special Adviser to the Governor on Internal Revenue.

“Hon Ugbeda Benjamin, former Senior Special Assistant to the Deputy Governor on General Duties now SSA on Administration, Strategy and Planning.

“Hon Stephen Ugbeda, former SSA to the Deputy Governor on Political and Domestic Affairs now SSA on Ethnic and Cultural Integration.”

The letter also listed the following aides for the office of the Deputy Governor.

“Sunday Faleke, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor; Jibrin Abu, Director of Protocol; Sunday Ohiemi, SSA on Special Duties; Felix Solomon Omachoko, SSA on Political Matters; Haruna Sule, SSA on Domestic Affairs; Prince Amana Ameh, SSA on Media and ICT Matters; Suleiman Mazai Farooq, SSA on Security Matters; Emmanuel Promise, Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor; Abogede Victor, Personal Assistant; Hussein Ataja, Special Assistant; Adeniyi Oluwatosin, Official Photographer; Andy Okpe, Official Cameraman.”

While the office of the Chief of Staff benefited from the following appointments:

“Oshaloto Tade Joseph, Personal Secretary; Abubakar Mujaheed, Special Assistant; Otokityi Alhassan Zakariya, Personal Assistant; Owuda Rufai, Special Assistant; Shaibu Muhammed, Special Assistant.”