Gov. AbdulRazaq appoints Labaika, 2months after wife rubbishes Gov. AbdulRazaq sunset appointments

Two months after wife of popular Ilorin based Islamic musician – Alhaji Ibrahim Labaika, Hajia Sidiqot Labaika condensed sunset political appointments by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, her husband has joined the list of sunset appointees with his appointment as Special Assistant as Special Assistant, Artiste to the Governor.

It can be recalled that Mrs. Labaika has in November 2022 took to social media to express dissatisfaction over appointments of some special assistants recently.

However, in a letter dated 6thJanuary, 2023 with reference number S/ECA/25/S.I/XXXII/713, the Secretary to the State Government said the Governor has approved Labaika’s appointment as Special Assistant, Artiste.

“I am pleased to convey the approval of His Excellency, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazag, the Executive Governor of Kwara State on your appointment as Special Assistant, Artiste with effect from 6* January, 2023”, the letter reads.

“This appointment is based on the excellent report of your loyalty, steadfastness and favourable disposition to the course of this administration. It is my expectation that you will bring all these sterling qualities to bear on your assignment in a way that this administration’s desire to take Kwara State to a greater height will be realized.

“Furthermore, the appointment is a public trust. Therefore, it is hoped that you will justify the confidence reposed in you in the discharge of your responsibilities. In addition to the aforementioned, you should also make sure that you are guided by the rules and regulations of your new office and strictly adhere to the extant laws of the Office.

“While congratulating you on your new appointment, you are kindly requested to indicate your acceptance of this appointment in writing to this office within Forty-Eight (48) hours of receipt of this letter, please”, the letter added.


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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