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Kogi Governor Suspends Senior Adviser, Redeploys Officials

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has suspended his senior special assistant on political matters, Abdulsalam Yahaya for what he called ‘misconduct’ bordering on dereliction of duty.
The governor, who also announced the redeployment of political appointees as well as civil service, said that Abdulsala Yahaya, from the East Senatorial Area, would be on suspension for one month.
Governor Yahaya who said that he is acting under the powers vested in him as the Executive Governor of Kogi State, said that the suspended senior special assistant would be redeployed from his current office and to resume on January 1st, next year as Senior Special Assistant to the governor on youth empowerment. Other changes which Governor Yahaya Bello made were as follows:
NAVY COMMANDER JERRY OMODARA is redeployed from STATE SECURITY ADVISER to SPECIAL ADVISER TO THE GOVERNOR ON VIGILANTE SERVICES, CROSS-BOUNDARY MIGRATIONS AND INTER-COMMUNITY RELATIONS.
HAJIA LADI MARIAM IBRAHIM is elevated from SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GOVERNOR ON LAND MATTERS to DIRECTOR-GENERAL, LANDS AND HOUSING SERVICES BUREAU.
MR. IBRAHIM ODOMA is redesignated SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GOVERNOR ON LANDS AND HOUSING SERVICES.
MR. ABUBAKAR MUHAMMED MUKTAR is redeployed from SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GOVERNOR ON YOUTH EMPOWERMENT (KOGI EAST) to SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GOVERNOR ON POLITICAL MATTERS (ANKPA FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY). He will act for the suspended Mr. Abdulsalami Yahaya till 31st December, 2017.
ALHAJI JIBRIL AKPA OMALE is elevated from SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GOVERNOR ON GRASSROOTS NETWORKING, DEKINA/BASSA FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY to SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GOVERNOR ON POLITICAL MATTERS (DEKINA/BASSA FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY).
MR. ABU ODOMA is hereby appointed SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GOVERNOR ON POLITICAL MATTERS (IDAH FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY).
MR. HARUNA MAHMUD EBOH is hereby appointed SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GOVERNOR ON GRASSROOTS NETWORKING (DEKINA/BASSA FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY).
MR. YUSUF LAMIDI ADABARA is hereby appointed SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GOVERNOR ON POLITICAL MATTERS (AJAOKUTA FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY).
ALHAJI SULEIMAN ABDULHAMEED S. is redeployed from Part Time Member, Kogi State Hajj Commission to SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GOVERNOR ON POLITICAL MATTERS (LOKOJA/KOGI/KOTO FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY).
MR. ISHOLA DAVID SUNDAY is redeployed from SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GOVERNOR ON POLITICAL MATTERS (KOGI WEST) to SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GOVERNOR ON POLITICAL MATTERS (YAGBA FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY).
MR. AROKOYO JULIUS OJO is elevated from SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GOVERNOR ON GRASSROOTS NETWORKING (KOGI WEST) to SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GOVERNOR ON POLITICAL MATTERS (KABBA/BUNU FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY).
MR. OLUSAKIN MAJEKODUNMI is elevated from PART TIME MEMBER, KOGI STATE TEACHING SERVICE COMMISSION to SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GOVERNOR ON GRASSROOTS NETWORKING (KABBA/BUNU/IJUMU FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY).
ALHAJI ABDULLAHI BELLO is redeployed from SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GOVERNOR ON POLITICAL MATTERS (KOGI CENTRAL) to SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GOVERNOR ON POLITICAL MATTERS (ADAVI/OKEHI FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY).
ALHAJI MOHAMMED TINKO SHEIDU is appointed SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GOVERNOR ON POLITICAL MATTERS (OKENE/OGORI/MAGONGO FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY).
ALHAJI ATIKU SALIHU is appointed PART TIME MEMBER, KOGI STATE HAJJ COMMISSION. He replaces Alhaji Suleiman Abdulhameed S.
MR. OYEWOLE MAYOWA SOLOMON is appointed PART TIME MEMBER, KOGI STATE TEACHING SERVICE COMMISSION. He replaces Mr. Olusakin Majekodunmi.
SHEIK LUKMAN ABDULLAHI IMAM is appointed SUBSTANTIVE CHAIRMAN, KOGI STATE HAJJ COMMISSION.
MALLAM ABDULLAHI YAKUBU is hereby appointed PERMANENT MEMBER I, KOGI STATE HAJJ COMMISSION.
ALHAJI MUHAMMED JAMIU ABDULBAQI is hereby appointed PERMANENT MEMBER II, KOGI STATE HAJJ COMMISSION. He replaces Sheik Lukman Abdullahi Imam.
Governor Yahaya Bello said that all the appointment and redeployments took imnnediate effect, even as he said that Alhaji Suleiman AbdulHameed should continue acting as Part Time Member, Kogi State Hajj Commission until December 31st, this year.
“Redeployed officials are to brief their replacements fully in writing and formally handover on or before the effective date. The Office of the State Security Adviser will be filled in due course.
“The Secretary to the Kogi State Government is directed to formalise the applicable records without any delay.” [myad]

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