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Funmi Olorunnipa’s Appointment Under Joe Biden Glorifies Kogi State – Gov. Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has come out to celebrate Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo on her recent appointment by American president-elect, Joe Biden as his Associate Counsel.

The governor recently revealed this via a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Intergovernmental Affairs and Kogi State Diaspora Focal Point Officer (DFPO), Medina Anako.

According to him, Olorunnipa’s appointment has brought more glory to Kogi state and Nigeria, and it proves Kogites are exceptional.

He added that he is very proud of Kogi citizens in the Diaspora because they keep making him proud.

His words, “We are delighted that our Kogi citizens in the Diaspora are making us proud. Your appointment is a testimony that Kogi people are exceptional. You’re a rare asset, worthy of this advancement and many more in the years ahead.”

“We believe you will be bringing with you your wealth of knowledge and experience for a better and our dream Kogi. The people of Kogi state are proud of a noteworthy achievement like this.”

“As you spread your wings and soar to the next chapter of your career, you become a glowing example to Kogi state youths.”

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Yahaya Adoza Bello (born June 18, 1975) is a Nigerian politician, businessman and the current Governor of Kogi State.

Bello was born June 18, 1975 in Okene, Kogi State, the youngest of six children. He attended Local Government Education Authority (Nigeria) (LGEA) Primary School, Agassa in Okene LGA beginning in 1984. He was named as a class prefect of class two and was made the school Head Boy in class six.

Bello was declared winner of the 2015 Kogi gubernatorial election after he was chosen on the platform of the All Progressives Congress as the replacement for the late Abubakar Audu who originally won the election but died before the result was declared.

On the 16 November 2019, Bello was re-elected after he defeated the PDP opposition by over 200,000 votes. On the 14 of September 2020, he was among a list of politicians placed on visa ban by the state department for undermining democracy in Nigeria.

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