Kogi Assembly approves appointment of 30 Special Advisers

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By Friday Idachaba

Lokoja – Kogi on Wednesday approved appointment of 30 Special Advisers as requested by Gov. .

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Speaker, Prince Matthew Kolawole read letter forwarded to Assembly by the seeking its approval for the appointments, to which unanimously voted in favour.

NAN also House, at Wednesday’s plenary, also screened and confirmed appointment of Salami Momodu Ozigi as commissioner.

Ozigi’s screening was stepped down on Tuesday following discrepancies in the name transmitted to the Assembly by the and the on the nominees’ curriculum vitae.

Kolawole had noted while the nominee, Okehi Local , had Barrister Salami Momodu Ozigi on his CV, the name transmitted by the was Abdulsalam Ozigi Deeda.

The Speaker, explained that the Assembly stepped down Ozigi’s screening to save him embarrassment the mixed up in his name.

However, the Chief Whip and member representing Okehi , Mouktar Bajeh, during Wednesday’s sitting, urged that Ozigi be given accelerated screening to enable him join his counterparts for inauguration.

Following overwhelming voice votes in favour of the nomination, the speaker asked Ozigi to take a bow and go, urging him to perform creditably in the that would be assigned to him.