Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson has been appointed by Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi in Nigeria as his new Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on entertainment, arts and culture.
The announcement of this new appointment was made on Tuesday, March 14 2017 by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr Folashade Ayoade and the appointment takes effect from April 1, the statement said.
According to Ayoade, the rationale for the appointments was to “fill key positions with the right people and to broaden inclusiveness in governance by bringing people from more communities on board.”
Mercy Johnson’s role will require her to as a direct liaison between the present administration and the Local Government Ward Coordinators of the GYB Connect Programme.
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Right after her secondary education, Johnson auditioned for a role in The Maid, a movie that was to launch her into stardom. Her outstanding performance in that movie paved the way for her into getting more roles in movies such as Hustlers, Baby Oku in America, War in the Palace, and many more.
She is now one of the most sought-after Nollywood actresses.