Kwara Assembly Confirms ‘Buhari of Kwara’, Modibbo-Kawu’s Nomination as Commissioners

The Kwara House of Assembly on Wednesday confirmed two outstanding commissioner nominees forwarded to it by Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.

The nominees are Hajia Sa’adatu Maddibbo-Kawu from Ilorin South Local Government Area and Abubakar Sadiq Buhari popularly known as ‘Buhari of Kwara’ from Edu Local Government Area of the state.

Hajia Saadatu Maddibbo-Kawu broke the record of appearing before the House for the third time for screening and confirmation as commissioner, while Buhari would be the youngest commissioner in Nigeria, if sworn in by the governor.

The commissioner designates were confirmed after the consideration of their nomination at the Committee of the whole, following a thorough screening by the lawmakers.

Responding to questions, Hajia Maddibbo-Kawu promised to rekindle her efforts to further improve on her capacity in line with policy thrust of the present administration in the state.

On his part, Buhari described his nomination by AbdulRazaq as a clarion call to serve the people of the state.

He advocated aggressive effort to strengthen electronic learning in the state to compete favourably with advanced nations.

The Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu, while confirming the nominees, urged the commissioner designates to justify the confidence reposed in them

He therefore directed the Clerk of the House, Hajia Halimah Kperogi, to communicate the notice of the confirmation to the governor.


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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