Kogi Govt Appoints Multimedia Journalist as CPS to Speaker

Yabagi Mohammed Ahmed

The Kogi State Government has appointed prolific writer and journalist, Yabagi Mohammed Ahmed as Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Aliyu Umar Yusuf.

ebirareporters.com reports that the appointment, according to the Secretary to the State Government, Folashade Arike Ayoade, took effect from August 9th, 2023.

“Your appointment is based on your dedication and loyalty to this Government. You are therefore, expected to be committed in the discharge of your duties to the expectations of Rt. Hon. Speaker, Kogi State House of Assembly.

“If you accept this offer, you are to submit a letter of acceptance to the Office of the Secretary to the Government of Kogi State on the receipt of this letter for documentation. Please accept the congratulations and the assurances of His Excellency, the Governor of Kogi State,” she noted.

The new CPS and multimedia journalist, Ahmed, hails from Lokoja in Lokoja Local Government Area of the state.

He is, also, one of the building blocks of Ebira Reporters. 

He holds a National Diploma, Bachelors of Science and awaiting Masters of Science, all in Mass Communication.

Ahmed is a former The Nation Newspaper correspondent in charge of education, particularly campuses of higher education in Kogi State and covered important events, wrote interesting features and conducted interviews and analysis on issues during his time with the Lagos based National Newspaper.


He was an editor, writer and publisher with the Insidestory, a Kogi based news blog before his appointment into the National Agency, the Intercountry Centre for Oral Health for Africa (ICOH) as the head of Information and Public Relations Unit, a position he had to relinquish to take up the his new role.

He was a runner up during the 2015 Nigerian Writers Awards in the Best Writers Category (Campus). He is the first winner of the Most Consistent News Reporter of the Year Award in the first edition of the Kogi Social Media Awards in 2018 among other laurels.

Yabagi has received several journalism training from reputable organisations and institutions. He is married with a child.


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