New Kogi Head of Service retired, appointed special adviser

Folashade Ayoade

The newly appointed Head of Service in Kogi, Mrs. Hasana Lawal, has been retired.A statement issued yesterday in Lokoja by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mrs. Folashade Ayoade, confirmed her retirement barely 72-hours after being appointed as the substantive Head of Service on August 23.

She had acted in that capacity from March 15, last year and no reason was given for her sudden retirement from the civil service, which Ayoade said was with immediate effect.

Both Lawal and Governor Yahaya Bello hail from Okene Council.Ayoade, however, said Bello had graciously appointed Lawal as his new Special Adviser on Civil Service, Labour and Pension Matters.He announced Mrs. Deborah Ogunmola as the new Head of Service with effect from Monday.

Ogunmola, who hails from Ogori in Ogori-Magongo Council, joined the service in 1983 and held several positions, including Sole Administrator of Mopa-Muro Council.
She was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works and Housing until her new appointment.

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