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Kogi governor appoints Asuku new Chief of Staff

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The Kogi State government has announced the appointment of Jamiu Abdulkareem Asuku as the new Chief of Staff to the governor.

A statement released on Wednesday by Onogwu Mohammed, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Yahaya Bello, said the appointment was as a result of the resignation of Edward Onoja as Chief of Staff.

Edward Onoja has been picked by Gov Bello as running mate in the upcoming November 16 governorship poll in the state.

The statement also said the governor approved the appointment of Gabriel Ottah as the new DG Protocol.

It read: “Consequent upon the resignation of former Chief of Staff to Kogi State Governor, Chief Edward David Onoja, His Excellency, Yahaya Bello has approved the appointment of Pharmacist Jamiu Abdulkareem Asuku as Chief of Staff”.

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“In the letter signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr (Mrs) Folashade Arike Ayoade, the Governor also approved the appointment of Dr Gabriel Ottah as Director General (Protocol).

“Dr Ayoade said these appointments take effect from 14 October 2019″.

Chief Edward Onoja is the Deputy Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the November 16 Governorship election in Kogi State.

Until their appointments, Jamiu Abdulkareem Asuku was the Director-General, Protocol while Dr Gabriel Ottah was the Head of Department, Mass Communication, Kogi State University, Anyigba”.

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