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Days To End Of Tenure, Gov. Bello Appointments 21 LGs Chairmen

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello on Monday appointed caretaker chairmen for the state’s 21 Local Government Areas (LGAs).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the appointments came at the heels of the expiration of the tenure of the elected council chairmen in December 2023.

Bello’s media aide, Onogwu Muhammed, said in a statement issued in Lokoja on Monday that the appointments were following the re-enacted Law of the Kogi State, outlining the establishment, composition, structure, finance, and functions of the local government areas.

Muhammad said: “Gov Bello has approved the appointments of distinguished persons to serve as caretaker chairmen for the 21 Local Government Areas of the state.

“The governor’s action is aimed at efficiently filling the void left by the former local government chairmen who have recently completed their commendable tenure of office.

“These caretaker chairmen, carefully selected for their competence and dedication, are poised to steer the ship of their respective local government areas with unwavering commitment and resolve.”

The list of caretaker chairmen comprised:

Adavi – Rasheed Bashiru Okatengwu

Ajaokuta – Haruna Aliyu-Ogidi

Ankpa – Adamu Yahaya-Mohammed

Bassa – Theophilus Adamu

Dekina – John Urah

Ibaji – Emmanuel Uge

Idah – Amade Egwuda-Ochijenu

Igalamela-Odolu – Cosmas Attabor-Ilemona

Ijumu- Ibrahim Haruna

Kabba/Bunu – Zaccueus Dare-Michael

Kogi – Musa Abdulmalik

Lokoja – Abdullahi Adamu

Mopamuro – Ademola Bello

Ofu – Hassan Atawodi

Ogori Magongo – Rosemary Ohyezu

Okehi – Monday Amoke-Ody

Okene – Enesi Ahmed-Nuhu

Olamaboro – Williams Ameh

Omala – Eduke Ameh-Mark

Yagba East – Dare Joshua

Yagba-West – Tosun Olokun

According to him, their appointment is a recognition of the pivotal role of local government administration, particularly in the crucial area of security.

Muhammad said that the governor had extended his congratulatory message to the newly appointed local government chairmen.

He, however, disclosed that the inauguration of the chairmen would be done on Jan. 9 at the Glass House of the Government House, Lokoja. (NAN)

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