Mercy Johnson Okojie, who has just been appointed as the Senior Special Assistant to the Kogi State Government on Entertainment, Arts and Culture has acknowledged the privilege, adding that she would use the experience she had gathered over the years to serve the state.
She said, “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 unparalleled 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.”
Johnson’s appointment was announced with 62 others in a statement issued in Lokoja on Tuesday by the Secretary to the State Government ( SSG), Dr Folashade Ayoade.
According to Ayoade, the rationale for the appointments was to “fill key positions with the right people and to broaden inclusiveness in governance by bringing people from more communities on board.”
The appointment takes effect from April 1, the statement said.