These are the best of times for popular actress Mercy Johnson as she was recently called to serve by Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello.
Mercy was appointed by the Governor as his senior special assistant on entertainment, arts and culture as announced by Dr. Mrs. Ayoade Folashade Arike, secretary to the state government.
According to her, the rationale for Mercy’s appointment and that of 63 others is 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.”
Mercy now joins the long list of Nollywood stars who have been involved in government. Congrats to her.