Barely one week to the end of his tenure as Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has nominated his cronies to run statutory organs of government.
The House of Assembly today announced the governor’s nomination of persons to run the State Independent Electoral Commission, State Civil Service Commission and the State Fiscal Responsibility Commision.
The House of Assembly will tomorrow screen and confirm nominees as chairmen and members of the three Commissions, its spokesman, Abdulrahman Sanni has announced.
The Governor’s nominees are: Kwara State Civil Service Commission Alhaji Sakariyyah Onimago as chairman, while Mr, Samuel Bamisaiye and Alhaji Mohammed Koro will serve as members; State Independent Electoral Commission has Barrister Taiye Eleja as chairman while Alhaji Issa Kayode Abdul, Dr Dele Kayode, Saidu Issa Abdullahi and Alhaji Mohammed Sanni A, Alao will serve as a members.
Mr Lukman Owolewa is the chairman for the State Fiscal Responsibility Commision, while Mohammed Sulyman Atolagbe, Alhaji Danjuma Sabi and Alhaji Babatunde Abdul Raheem will be members.
The Governor had in a letter to the Assembly said “the need to nominate replacements became imperative following the expiration of the tenure of chairmen and members of the affected commissions, pointing out that the nominees have been carefully selected, having acquired the right experience and possess the acumen to navigate the affected commission”.
Also the House took the first reading of a bill for “a law to make public records and information more freely available, provide access to public records and information, protection of personal privacy, protect serving Public Officers from adverse consequences of disclosing certain kinds of public information without authorization”. It was sponsored by member representing Ilorin North West Constituency Hon. Abdul Rafiu Abdul Rahman.
Recall that Ahmed recently appointed members of the State House of Assembly Service Commission, even as his efforts to pick a new vice chancellor for the Kwara State University was aborted by massive protests from sundry stakeholders.