Kogi State governor appoints actress, Mercy Johnson as SSA
By Patricia Uyeh
On Tuesday, Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson was appointed Senior Special Assistants to the governor of Kogi state, alongside 53 others.
The actress will serve as Senior Special Assistant on Entertainment, Arts and Culture to Governor Yahaya Bello.
From all indications, this is the first political appointment for Mercy in her home state.
Speaking on her amazing feat, Mercy wrote on Instagram:
“I am gratified with the official notification reaching me on my Appointment as the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor of Kogi State on Entertainment,Arts and Culture.
I am humbled, as I duly acknowledge this attending responsibility to serve my great state with the modest experience I have gathered over the years. With depth of gratitude, I want to thank the Governor of Kogi State; His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello and his wife, the first lady of Kogi state, Her Excellency, Mrs Rashida Bello for this unparallelled opportunity to serve.
My endless gratitude goes to my husband, Prince Odianosen Okojie for giving me his consent, knowing fully the sacrifices and adaptations he will have to put up with.
To all my family, friends, colleagues and fans, thank you for all your prayers and well wishes, I am eternally grateful to Almighty God, to him be all the glory.”
A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Ayoade Arike, said the appointments will be effective from April 1. She said: ”The appointments are 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.”
Photo credit: Instagram @mercyokojiejohnson