Meet the prominent governor who signed into law 35% of female appointees in his state

  • No fewer than 16 women have been appointed as special aides to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara state
  • The governor of the north-central state has been a long advocate of women’s inclusion in governance and he once again displayed it
  • His administration has seen numerous female appointees including nine as part of his executive council

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Kwara, Ilorin Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara state has approved the appointment of 16 women as his special assistants on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As reported by Daily Trust, the governor’s appointment spreads across the 16 local government areas in Kwara. He also urged them to execute their duties in ensuring that the administration meets its target and goals.

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AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq made the appointment of his new aides from the 16 local governments of the state. Photo: Kwara State Government
Source: Twitter gathered that Governor AbdulRazaq has also signed into law an executive bill mandating the 35 percent appointment of women into the executive council of the state as well as another aspect of political offices in the state.

Since the inception of Governor AbdulRazaq, the state has appointed nine female commissioners, and 12 female permanent secretaries at the inception of his administration, AbdulRazaq also appointed women to man key institutions like the Kwara Revenue Service (KWIRS).

The 16 female appointees

The appointees are Usman Bilikis, Monsurat Lawal, Khadijat Ibrahim, Jibola Yusuf, Abdulmumin Kane Habibat, Aishat Motunrayo Yusuf, Deborah Lawal, Kafayat Kazeem and Titilayo Ashaolu.

Others are Oluwakemi Opeyemi Afolashade, Sani Kudirat, Esther Funlola Adejumo, Amudat Muhammad, Fatima Mohammed, Kashi Mohammed, and Dorcas Toyin Ogunwole.

President Buhari makes fresh appointment

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr Pokop Bupwatda as the new Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).

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The president endorsed his appointment on Thursday, in a letter signed by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire.

Interestingly, Mr Ahmadu Chindaya, the deputy director of the media and public relations unit of the Federal Ministry of Health also confirmed the development.

President Buhari sacks top government official, gives reason

Contrastingly, President Buhari has approved the disengagement of the Interim Administrator of the NDDC, Effiong Okon Akwa, from his post.

A statement released by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs indicates that the disengagement is with effect from Thursday, October 20.

The president also approved the constitution of a new management team and Governing Board of the NDDC.


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