UNILORIN don, others make Kwara commissioner-nominees list

A senior lecturer in the Department of Microbiology, University of Ilorin, Amina El-Imam, was among the list of Kwara State commissioner-nominees unveiled by the Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Yakubu Danladi-Salihu, on Monday.

It was earlier reported that the state governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, forwarded a list of commissioner-nominees to the House on July 27, 2023. The full list of nominees which was obtained by our correspondent listed the nominees as follows: Abdulganiyu Abdulazeez, representing Asa Local Government Area; Aliyu Sabi, Baruten LGA; Sheu Ndanusa, Edu LGA; Afolasade Kemi, Ekiti LGA and Dr Segun Ogunsola, Ifelodun LGA.Others include Abdulqowiy Olododo representing Ilorin East; Saadat Modibbo-Kawu for Ilorin South; Senior Suleiman, Ilorin West; Hauwa Nuru, Ilorin West; Damilola Yusuf, Isin; Oloruntosin Thomas, Isin and Bola Olukoju, Irepodun LGA.

Also on the list are Abubakar Abdullahi for Kaiama LGA; John Bello, Moro; Dr Amina El-Imam, Offa; Dr Mary Ayinde, Oke-Ero; Olaitan Buremo, Oyun and Usman Yinusa for Patigi LGA.

The Speaker said the governor complied with Section 14, Subsection 4 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Section 192, Subsection 125 of the constitution by forwarding the names of the commissioner-nominees that would work with him for the running of the administration of the state for scrutiny by the Assembly.

He further directed all the nominees to submit 35 copies of their curriculum vitae to the office of the Clerk before the close of work on Tuesday, August 15 for the screening to commence on August 16.

The House also approved the governor’s request for the appointment of 10 Special Advisers following a letter received and read at the plenary on Monday.

AbdulRazaq while noting that the action is in accordance with Section 196 Sub-section 1 of the Constitution said the appointment of loyal and committed individuals with the right experience and acumen to serve will facilitate smooth and hitch-free governance.

The governor said this was desirable for the distribution of dividends of democracy to all the nooks and crannies of Kwara.