Two members of the recently concluded Big Brother Naija, Nengi and Trikytee, have been appointed Senior Special Assistants to the Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri.
Nengi, whose full name is, Rebecca Nengi Hampson, was appointed as Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Girl Child Development.
She emerged the second runner-up of the 2020 reality TV show, BBNaija lockdown edition.
Nengi’s colleague and Bayelsa-born Tarimotimi Sinclair aka Trikytee was also appointed a senior special assistant.
Governor Diri announced the appointments in Government House, Yenagoa, on Friday when the Bayelsa-born former BBN housemate (Nengi) visited.
The governor told Nengi that the state was proud of her performance and conduct at the just concluded TV reality show.
Trikytee tweeted, “I want to thank His Excellency the Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, on my appointment as Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Bayelsa State…What an honour, I am grateful.”
Diri announced the appointments in Government House, Yenagoa, on Friday when the Bayelsa-born former housemate visited as part of her homecoming activities.
The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Alabrah, expressed satisfaction with Nengi’s conduct, brilliance and for identifying strongly with her state during the show, adding that the government and people of Bayelsa State were proud of her.
Diri said, “On behalf of the people and government of Bayelsa State, I want to say that we are proud of you.
“Let our girls know that there is so much they can achieve in various facets of life. Arising from your participation, we were told that if not for other factors, you are the de facto winner of the show. So you are welcome back home.
“We believe that now that you have been recognised nationally and internationally, you will be the face of Bayelsa and I hereby announce you as the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Bayelsa Girl Child Development. The same goes for your fellow ex-housemate, Tarimotimi Sinclair aka Trikytee. So, both of you are hereby appointed Senior Special Assistants to the Governor.”
Responding, Nengi said, “I want to commend you, Your Excellency. You are doing a good job and we are so lucky to have you as our governor. I’m equally here representing thousands of Bayelsa girls all over the world.
“There are so many concerns that I have but now that we would work together, I hope that we can do so much for the girl child. I also want to use this medium to give back to the society. So, I’m going to be reaching out to people affected by the flood through the First Lady.”
Nengi’s former housemates have taken to their social media accounts to congratulate her.
Laycon, winner of the BBN lockdown edition, said on his Twitter account, “My senior special assistant ma. My SSA. Yes ma; anything for you ma. Clear the road for the SSA. @nengiofficial.”
Another housemate, Ozo, said via his Twitter account, “Congrats to @nengiofficial on your appointment for the position as the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor, Face of Bayelsa State and ambassador for the girl child Bayelsa State. Many more blessings.”
The third runner-up of the show, Neo Mobor Akpofure, also tweeted, “Omo my girl oo.. Senior Special Assistant to the Governor and Face of Bayelsa State. Congrats my sister @nengiofficial.”
FG names Nwabuoku to oversee Accountant General Office
The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Mr Anamekwe Chukwunyere Nwabuoku to oversee the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF).
This follows the ongoing investigation of the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF) over N80 billion fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Aliyu Ahmed, Permanent Secretary (Finance), Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, was quoted as saying this in a letter dated May 20, 2022.
The appointment will be pending the outcome of the investigation, according to a statement by Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning.
The statement also read in part, “Mr Anamekwe is expected to carry out his duty in strict compliance with extant rules and observe the highest sense of professionalism expected of an officer working at his level.
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The appointment follows the demise of the former statistician general, Dr Simon Harry, on April 13, 2022, eight months into his five-year tenure.
A statement by Sufuyan Ojeifo, Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, said, “Adeniran is a professional statistician of repute with bias for Demography and Social Statistics. He has over three decades of statistical hands-on experience garnered from various local and international institutions.”
“Until his appointment, Mr Semiu was the Director of Demographic and Household Statistics at the National Bureau of Statistics.”
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