Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, has joined the elite list of Nollywood actresses with political appointments. The actress and mother of three has been appointed as the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello, on entertainment, arts and culture. The actress was appointed along with 53 other Senior Special Assistants to the governor . The appointments takes effect from April Ist. The position is the 32-year-old actress’s first political appointment in her home state.

A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Ayoade Arike, said the appointments will be effective from April 1.Mrs. Arike said the appointments are to “plug identified gaps in service delivery, fill key positions with the right people and to broaden inclusiveness in governance by bringing people from more communities on board.” According to the statement, in addition to the 54 Senior Special Assistants appointed, nine Special Assistants to the Governor as Federal Constituency Supervisors for the GYB Connect Programme have also been approved.