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Kwara Governor swears in 19 new commissioners


Kwara State Governor, Alh. Abdulfatah Ahmed on Wednesday swore in new commissioners and tasked them to contribute meaningfully to the development of the state.

The commissioners and their portfolios are Ahaji Saidu A. Habeeb – Ministry of Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development, Mallam Ishak Mohammed Sabi- Ministry of Information and Communications, Mallam Ahmed Alhassan- Ministry of Industry and Solid Minerals, Mr. Amos Sayo Justus- Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Alhaji Wasiu Odewale- Ministry of Planning and Economic development and Alhaji Aro Yahaya-Ministry of Works and Transport.

Others are Suajudeen Akanbi- Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Alhaja Bilikis Oniyangi-Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Mr. Yusuf Abdulqodir-Ministry of Water Resources, Mr. Eleja Taiwo Banu- Ministry of Energy, Ajibade Kamaldeen Adeyemi (SAN)-Ministry of Justice, Ademola Nurudeen Baanu-Ministry of Finance, Mr. Agboola Julius Babatunde-Ministry of Commerce and Cooperatives, Dr Ahmed Susa’ade Aminat- Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Abdullahi Alikinla-Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Alhaja Taibat Ayinde Ahmed- Ministry of Women Affairs, Mr. Bamidele Adegoke Oladimeji-Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Muyideen O. Alalade-Ministry of Sports and Youth Development and Alhaji Usman Kolo Rifun-Ministry of Health.

Gov. Ahmed stressed that a lot is expected of them at “this” critical point in his administration. “This is a call to higher service, not an opportunity for self-promotion, a time to perform rather than stagnate and to focus on results rather than obstacles.

“To be fair, you are coming on board at a time of serious financial challenges and increasing demands on the government by the populace but also immense opportunity to make a difference.

“This appointment is a chance for every one of you to demonstrate you can overcome obstacles to achieve set targets. As we strive to take the State to even greater heights in the limited time available, I expect you to hit the ground running and upscale government business because our people expect and deserve the best you can offer,” the governor said.

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