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)