Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson has been appointed Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi state on entertainment, arts and culture.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr Mrs Folashade Ayoade announced Mercy Johnson appointment with 53 others, in a statement issued in Lokoja on Tuesday March 14, 2017 . Their appointment would start from April 1, 2017.
The statement reads: “The rationale for the additional appointment 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 Johnson who hails from Okene in Kogi State, was listed as Google’s Most Searched Nollywood Celebrity,a position she also held in 2012.
She won the Best Actress award at Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards in 2013 for role in comedy movie “Dumebi the dirty girl.” She is now one of the most sought-after Nollywood actresses.