The newly-sworn in governor of Kogi State, Usman Ododo, has announced 16 commissioner nominees to be screened by the state house of assembly as members of his cabinet.
Ododo named the nominees on Saturday shortly after he took the oath of office in Lokoja, Kogi state capital.
Earlier, Ododo took over from Yahaya Bello, the immediate former governor of the state.
“I will today be presenting the names of the following nominees to the Kogi state house of assembly for screening and confirmation as members of the Kogi state executive council,” he said.
Many of the nominees were those who served as commissioners in the administration of Bello.
The nominees are Farouk Danlami, Salami Ozigi-Deedat, Basiru Abubakar, Adams Abdulaziz, Joseph Oluwaseun, Muzi Yinusa Abdullahi, Wemi Jonze, Rabiatu Okute, Fanwo Kingsley, Fatima Momoh, Mohammed Yusuf, Timothy Ojoma, Sunday Faleke, Abanika Taye, Asiwaju Idris Asiru, and Mohammed Adbulmutalib
The governor asked the Kogi state assembly to grant the nominees a speedy consideration.
During the inauguration, Ododo also announced the appointment of the secretary to the state government (SSG) and other aides.
The appointees are:
Folashade Ayodele Arike — Secretary to state government
Ali Bello — Chief of staff to the governor
Hilary Ojoma — Deputy chief of staff
Elijah Evinemi — Head of service
Jerry Omodara — State security adviser
Isah Ismail — Special adviser on media
Sulaiman Ibrahim — Director-general protocol
Oladele John Niyi — Chief press secretary
Shaibu Orisa — Director-general government house
Femi Adegboyega — State legal adviser