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Kwara gov breaks Makinde’s record, nominates 26-year-old corps member as commissioner


Kwara gov breaks Makinde’s record, nominates 26-year-old corps member as commissioner

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq broke the record set by his Oyo State counterpart Seyi Makinde on youth involvement in governance after sending the name of a 26-year-old lady, Joana Nnazua Kolo as a commissioner nominee to the state House of Assembly.

Recall that Makinde had set the record after appointing a 27-year-old graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Seun Fakorede, as Commissioner for Youth and Sports, a record AbdulRazaq broke on Tuesday.

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Kolo is one of four female commissioners nominees, whose names were sent to the Kwara State House of Assembly on Tuesday.

Other women on the list are Aisha Ahman Pategi from Patigi Local Government Area, Arinola Fatima Lawal (Ilorin East LGA), Mrs Sa’adatu Modibbo-Kawu (Ilorin South LGA) and Kolo from Edu LGA.

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Kolo, who is the youngest commissioner-nominee in the history of the state, is a 2018 graduate of Library Science from the Kwara State University (KWASU) and is presently undergoing her National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) programme in Jigawa State, where she teaches at Model Boarding Junior Secondary School Guri.

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Kolo is said to be a grassroots mobiliser and ardent advocate of community development. If confirmed, she would be Nigeria’s youngest commissioner, taking over from Oyo state’s 27-year-old Fakorede who presently holds the record.

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Her screening for the cabinet appointment would hold after she rounds off her NYSC programme in the next two weeks.


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