The Senior Special Assistant to Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, on Entertainment, Arts and Culture, Mercy Johnson Okojie, who launched a talent hunt for the youth of Kogi State on August 17, has been described as a rare gem.
The Obadofin of Owe Land and the paramount ruler of the Okun people, HRH Oba Michael Yusuf, made the remark when he received the actress and her team in Kabba, Kogi State when they called on him in his palace to inform him of the talent hunt being conducted across the state and to also seek his blessing and support for the project.
The monarch eulogized the human development project. “You are doing a work of prosperity by taking the youth out of the streets. This is a chance to right the wrongs. You will never regret coming to Kabba,” the monarch said.
He added: “I know you are going to discover talents, and I assure you that you are in safe hands. Your people can also come here to shoot films because we have so many hills here, like Obangogo. We do not play with women, and we have regard for you.”
The actress thanked the monarch for his blessings, promising not to let the state down.
She also urged the people to cooperate with the Governor in delivering the dividends of democracy.
On the team were top Nollywood actors Francis Duru and John Okafor and ace comedian Klint D Drunk.
The ‘GYBTalentHunt’ which began on Thursday, August 17, 2017 and ended on Monday, August 21 was held across the major districts of the state.