5th July, 2022
Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has forwarded a list containing names of three Commissioners-designate to the Kogi State House of Assembly for screening and approval.
The Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Onogwu Muhammed disclosed that the nominees include former Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo who had resigned his appointment to contest the All Progressives Congress, APC, House of Representatives ticket for Yagba Federal Constituency.
The other nominees are Dr. Zakeri Usman and Engr. Mohammed Abdulmutalab from Dekina and Okene Local Government Areas respectively.
Dr. Usman if confirmed by the assembly, will replace the former Commissioner for Health, Dr. Saka Haruna Audu who was removed by the Governor from office in April 2022, over allegations of misappropriation of funds.
Meanwhile, Abdulmutalab will also replace Engr. Abubakar Ohere who resigned to pursue his senatorial ambition.
Ohere emerged the Senatorial candidate of the APC for Kogi Central Senatorial seat, and would be slugging it out with Barr. Natasha Akpoti Uduaghan, the candidate of the main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the 2023 election.