Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson Okojie, who was recently appointed the Senior Special Assistant to the Kogi State Government on Entertainment, Arts and Culture has made her first speech.
According to the 32-year old mother of three, she intends to use her experiences as an entertainer to serve Kogi State, which happens to be her state of origin.
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Mrs. Mercy Johnson Okojie took to her Instagram page on March 15, 2017, to share her excitement and also give a hint on how she hopes to carry out her duties as an SSA on entertainment.
Okojie [Mrs.] wrote:
“I am gratified with the official notification reaching me on my Appointment as the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor of Kogi State on Entertainment, Arts, and Culture.
“I am humbled, as I duly acknowledge this attending responsibility to serve my great state with the modest experience I have gathered over the years.
“With depth of gratitude, I want to thank the Governor of Kogi State; His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello and his wife, the first lady of Kogi state Her Excellency Mrs. Rashida Bello for this unparallel opportunity to serve.
“My endless gratitude goes to my husband, Prince Odianosen Okojie for giving me his consent, knowing fully the sacrifices and adaptations he will have to put up with.
“To all my family, friends, colleagues and fans, thank you for all your prayers and well wishes, I am eternally grateful to Almighty God, to him be all the glory.”
Mercy’s husband Prince Okojie, who has always been supportive of her career also shared his delight on her appointment, pledging his full support while congratulating her.
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“ON MY WIFE, MRS. MERCY JOHNSON OKOJIE’S APPOINTMENT AS SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT(SSA) ON ENTERTAINMENT, ARTS AND CULTURE TO THE GOVERNOR OF KOGI STATE, HIS EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR YAHAYA BELLO.
“First and foremost, let me seize this opportunity to again thank God Almighty for sparing our lives till this moment and also for this honor He has deemed my beautiful and adorable wife worthy of.
“In the event of this congratulatory message, I also want to specifically and categorically say that I, Prince Odianosen Okojie gives my full consent and support of any kind to my wife Mrs. Mercy Johnson Okojie on her recent appointment as Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Kogi State on Entertainments, Arts, and Culture.
“Humans in their chosen endeavor who have given their all in pursuit of their careers and have dedicated so much time and resources in the service of humanity through their chosen professions over the years and indeed have been found worthy to handle certain positions and deliver their passion in serving the people via government appointments.
“I must thank the Government of Kogi State led by his Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello for deeming my beloved wife worthy enough for this position. For this, I want to again say kudos to the Executive Governor of Kogi State.
“Let me also thank you all our numerous friends, relatives, well-wishers and fans for your outburst of overwhelming congratulatory messages since the announcement of this timely appointment. I want to say we appreciate your love and support as well as your prayers at all times.
“May God richly bless you for this special effort. And by this, I want to also specifically state that I grant my full Consent and Support to my beautiful and caring wife and promise to do all within my powers to support her in all ramifications to effectively help her discharge her duties as a career wife and mother of our lovely children.
“Thanks to you all once again as I say a big Congratulations to my wife, (Hon. Mercy Johnson Okojie) on her recent appointment which takes effect from April 1st, 2017.
“Thank you and God bless you all.
“Prince Odianonsen Okojie.”
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The Okojies are steaming up for the political sector as Prince Okojie is aspiring to contest for the position of the Deputy Governor of Edo State in 2019, meaning Mercy Johnson will be the second lady if he wins.
Congratulations to the Okojies!