Gov Bello swears-in new commissioners

Gov Bello swears-in new commissioners
June 04 00:08 2016

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi
State has sworn-in the newly
appointed commissioners into
Speaking the event held at the Government House Auditorium, Governor Bello announced that he had
trimmed the number of ministries
in the state from 20 to 15 to cut
the cost of governance.
“Kogi State
Government has been formed
completely,” adding, ” we no
longer have excuses not to
perform,” he said.

Mr. Bello reminded his appointees
that they have little time to
jubilate over their appointments
because the state is facing
“This is not to the time to jubilate.
Until we have fulfilled our terms
or terms serving the people well,”
he said.
The governor said he used
senatorial district to distribute the
portfolio of the commissioners.
“In this government, nobody can
say they are marginalised.

We are
 not here for politics but to
administer. Governance has
 come,” he said.
Mr. Bello had forwarded the list
of 15 commissioners and 8
Advisers to the state Assembly on
The House approved the list in its sitting on
Thursday, paving the way for Friday’s
Those appointed and their portfolios include:
Abdulmumini Sadiq, Works, Land and
Housing, Saka Haruna, Health, Sanusi Usman,
Commerce and Industry and 
Tim Dichie, Agricultural and Natural

Others are Enema Paul, Rural
Development Tolorunleke Sunday, Education
and Technology, Oloruntoba Kehinde, Budget
and Planning, Mohammed Awal, Information,
Culture and Tourism, Bolanle Amupitan,
Women and Social Development and Arome
Adoji, Youth Development and Sports.
Also sworn in are Salisu Ogu, Transport
Salami Ozigi, Water Resources, Mohammed
Ibrahim, Attorney General and Commissioner
for Justice, as well as Rosemary Osikoya,
Environment and Idris Asiwaju, Finance