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Alhaji Usman Ahmed Ododo Sworn in As New Kogi State Governor

In a historic ceremony held at the Muhammadu Buhari Civic Centre, Alhaji Usman Ahmed Ododo took the oath of office to become the 5th Executive Governor of Kogi State. The swearing-in, presided over by Kogi State Chief Judge, Justice Josiah Mejabi, marked the beginning of a new era for the state.

The inauguration proceedings unfolded with precision, as Deputy Governor Elder Joel Salifu Oyibo was first sworn in at 2:18pm, drawing cheers from the assembled crowd of dignitaries and well-wishers. Following this, the spotlight shifted to the main event, as Alhaji Usman Ahmed Ododo assumed the highest office in the state at exactly 2:27pm.

One of the distinguished guests at the ceremony was Vice President Alhaji Kashim Shettima, representing President Ahmed Bola Tinubu. His presence added a touch of national significance to the event, underscoring the importance of the transition of power in Kogi State.

Alhaji Usman Ahmed Ododo Sworn in As New Kogi State Governor

The inauguration ceremony was not only a symbolic transfer of authority but also a moment of celebration and pride for the people of Kogi State. The massive turnout of personalities and well-wishers reflected the anticipation and enthusiasm surrounding Alhaji Ododo’s assumption of office.


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Ijumu LGA Caretaker Chairman Congratulates Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo, Comrade Joel Oyibo On their Swearing-in As Kogi Governor and Deputy Governor Respectively

A poignant moment during the inauguration was the formal handover from the outgoing Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, to the newly sworn-in Governor. This symbolic gesture marked the end of one administration and the commencement of another, emphasizing the continuity and stability of governance in Kogi State.

The high point of the event was Alhaji Usman Ahmed Ododo’s first salute and the subsequent review of the parade. This ceremonial display showcased the honor and respect accorded to the new Governor as he took charge of the state’s leadership.

As Alhaji Ododo assumes the mantle of leadership, the people of Kogi State eagerly await the unfolding of his administration’s policies and programs. The challenges facing the state are considerable, ranging from economic development to social welfare, and the new Governor’s approach to these issues will undoubtedly shape the trajectory of Kogi State in the coming years.

In conclusion, the swearing-in of Alhaji Usman Ahmed Ododo as the 5th Executive Governor of Kogi State marks a significant moment in the state’s political history. As he embarks on this journey, the expectations of the people are high, and the success of his tenure will be measured by the positive impact on the lives of Kogi State residents.

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