Following a hitch-free screening exercise with the Kogi State House of Assembly, the newly appointed Commissioners have been sworn-in.
The state governor, Alh Yahaya Bello on Wednesday conducted the swearing in event at the Glass House, Government House, Lokoja.
Speaking after the swearing-in, the governor said the new commissioners were found worthy in learning and character, while those retained were worthy of a second chance.
He cautioned against all forms of sectionalism, stating that anyone caught in the act will be shown the way out.
He urged them to be accessible to the people both at constituencies and office.
“Reach out, be accessible, approachable and serve the people with humility,” he advised.
The new commissioners and their portfolios are:
1- Muhammed SANI IBRAHIM, SAN – Attorney General, and Commissioner for Justice
2- Asiru Asiwaju Idris – Finance, Budget and Economic Planning
3- Saka Haruna – Health
4- Abdulsalam Ozigi Deedat – Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs
5- Daniel Oneal Ejigbo – Rural Development
6- Abubakar Sadiq Ohere – Works and Housing
7- Kingsley Olorunfemi Fanwo – Information
8- David Apeh -Agriculture
9- Wemi Jones Ojo – Education, Science and Technology
10- Omofaiye Adewale – Environment
11- Isah Idachaba – Culture and Tourism
12- Joseph Baron Okwoli – Transportation
13- Gabriel Yunusa Olofu – Commerce and Industry
14- Fatima Kabir Buba – Women Affairs and Social Development
15- Abdulmumin Danga – Water Resources
16- Idris Musa – Youths and Sports Development
17- Abubakar Bashir Mohammed – Solid Minerals and Natural Resources
In the same vein, the Governor appointed Nasiru Ohiani as the Special Adviser on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ohiani replaced Abdulmumin Okara as the SDGs boss.
Meanwhile the former Director General Protocol, Dr Gabriel Ottah was redeployed as Special Adviser, Education, Science and Technology.