Simon Achuba has been sworn in as the Deputy Governor of Kogi State after the state House of Assembly approved his nomination for the position.
Governor Yahaya Bello had sent a letter containing his nomination as Deputy Governor to the Assembly on Monday after weeks of deliberations.
Achuba was sworn in as Deputy Governor behind closed doors at the banquet hall of the Government House shortly after the House endorsed his nomination.
The Speaker of the House of Assembly, Alhaji Momoh-Jimoh Lawal, confirmed to journalists, who were denied entry into the venue of the inauguration, that the approval was in response to a letter by the Governor seeking the consideration and approval of the House for the nomination.
Earlier Tuesday, Achuba was unanimously confirmed by members of the House, following a motion for his confirmation by Hon. Sunday Shugaba (Bassa).
- The motion was seconded by Hon. Friday Sani (Igalaneka/Odolu).