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Kwara Gov swears-in, sets agenda for new commissioner Nafisat Buge, others



  • Posterity won’t forget Gov’s support for youth: Buge

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Friday inaugurated Nafisat Musa Buge as Commissioner for Youth Development, charging her and other cabinet members to be good ambassadors of their constituencies and communities in and outside of government.

The Governor said her pick was on the strength of her “antecedents as a progressive political activist, her modest contributions to the growth of the party in her community and her passion and consistent support for the administration”.

“You are joining an administration with a rich profile in youth empowerment, gender inclusion, community development, prudence, accountability, empathy for the poor and vulnerable, service and responsiveness to the plight of the people,” the Governor said.

“I expect you and all other officers of the government to fully key into these and be good ambassadors of your constituencies and communities in and outside of government.”

AbdulRazaq congratulated the new cabinet member and her family, and wished her the best in her service to the state.

At the event were the Secretary to the Kwara State Government Prof Mamman Saba Jibril; Chief of Staff to the Governor Prince AbdulKadir Mahe; Commissioner for Communications Bola Olukoju; Commissioner for Planning and Economic Development Aliyu Kora Sabi; Senior Adviser and Counsellor Alhaji Sa’adu Salau;
Permanent Member, Kwara State Civil Service Commission Jamila Adamu Bake; among other government officials, bureaucrats, and relatives of the new commissioner.

Prof Jubril, ìn his introductory remarks, said her coming on board should be seen as a call to service and develop the state.

“You have been tested by the state government by sending your name to the State House of Assembly for screening, and you are fortunately considered fit for the job,” he said.

Buge, in a brief comment acknowleding the gesture, commended the youth inclusion policy of Governor AbdulRazaq which she said continues to inspire young people within and outside of the state.

“On behalf of the Youth constituency in Kwara State, I want to thank Your Excellency for making us real leaders of tomorrow, as we used to sing when we were in secondary schools. I thank you for giving us hope, for helping to fulfil our aspirations, and for being our supporter,” she said.

Buge pledged to offer her best in the service to the state and humanity.

“Your choice of mentees will, in the next few years, by God’s grace, increase the number of committed young leaders in Nigeria. And history and prosperity will be kind to yo

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Kwara Gov congratulates Segun Adebayo on NALDA appointment, thanks President Tinubu




Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq congratulates Mr. Cornelius Oluwasegun Adebayo on his appointment as Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA).

The Governor commends President Bola Tinubu for again considering a Kwaran for another top appointment.

Governor AbdulRazaq is upbeat that the appointee will deliver beyond expectations, justify the confidence reposed in him by Mr. President, and make the state proud as he joins the Renewed Hope Agenda’s team.

The Governor prays Almighty God to guide the new NALDA chief and give him outstanding success in the new role to the glory of God and the benefit of the whole country.

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Kwara Gov commiserates with Plateau over school building collapse, deaths




Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq sends his sincere condolences to the people and Government of Plateau State on the unfortunate collapse of a school building in the state capital Jos and the resulting deaths of many schoolchildren and teachers.

The Governor says the incident is sad and devastating, specifically commiserating with Governor Caleb Mutfwang and the families of the victims.

The Governor commends the state government and all the emergency responders for the swift response to the incident.

He asks God to repose the souls of the victims, and wishes safe and quick recovery for those who were injured in the school building collapse.

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Lagos Lawmakers Invite Attorney-General Over Supreme Court Judgement On LGs




  • commend Police for successful operation against kidnappers
  • applaud First Lady Remi Tinubu for encouraging gardens

The Lagos State House of Assembly has invited the Attorney-General of the State, Mr. Lawal Pedro, to appear before it to explain the Supreme Court judgement on local governments in the country.

The lawmakers said there was a need for better understanding of the decision of the apex court in relation to some provisions in the Constitution of the country.

A seven-man panel of the Supreme Court had declared on Thursday that the 774 local government councils in the country should receive their funds directly from the Federal Government as well as manage such funds themselves being a tier of government.

The court further declared that allocations to local government councils run by caretaker committees were illegal.

Ruling after a voice vote by lawmakers at plenary on Thursday, the Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, ruled: “There is a need for us to seek clarification and understanding of this judgement. It will be good to invite the Attorney-General to brief us and give his understanding so that we do not run foul of the judgement.”

Meanwhile, the Lagos State House of Assembly has resolved to write a letter of commendation to the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, over the successful operation by men of the force that led to the elimination of nine kidnappers in the state recently.

A letter of commendation is also to be sent to the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Adegoke Mustapha Fayoade, for the efforts of the policemen which led to the fruitful operation.

Speaker Mudashiru Obasa, who presided over the plenary, said the police and men of the force who took part in the operation needed to be commended.

Dr. Obasa agreed with members of the House that letters be sent to Egbetokun and Fayoade further charging them not to relent in keeping the State safe for residents.

He stressed the need for stakeholders to fast-track considerations for the creation of state police to support the federal police system.

The Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Noheem Adams, had earlier recalled how the police launched the operation against some kidnappers in the Ladipo area of the state and eliminated nine of them.

According to him, there has been calm in the area since the operation was carried out.

Noheem added that the Ikorodu area of the state which hitherto had issues of kidnapping now enjoys relative peace.

In another development, the House of Assembly has applauded the First Lady of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, for seeking to encourage subsistence agriculture.

The Speaker said it was a beautiful idea to encourage Nigerians to have gardens in their houses arguing that this would help to create food sufficiency.

He recalled that schools had farms in the past adding that current situations call for a return to that period.

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