BEVERLY HILLS, March 14, (THEWILL) – The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has appointed Nollywood Actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, as his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on entertainment, arts and culture.
This was contained in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Mrs Ayoade Folashade Arike, which declared that the appointments take effect from April 1.
Mercy Johnson, who represents Okehi Local Government Area in Bello’s list of SSAs was appointed along with 53 other SSAs to the governor into various offices in the administration.
According to the statement, the rationale for the additional appointees at the state level is to “plug identified gaps in service delivery, fill key positions with the right people and to broaden inclusiveness in governance by bringing people from more communities on board.”
Mercy Johnson is a versatile actress and has won several awards including the Best Actress (Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award), Best Actress (AMAA), Nigeria Entertainment Award, Golden Icons Academy Awards (GIAMA) and a host of others.