4 ex-commissioners, 14 others make cabinet list in Kwara
Four former commissioners and 14 others have been listed as commissioner-nominees in a list sent to Kwara State House of Assembly by Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.
This is contained in a letter from the governor and addressed to the Speaker, Mr Yakubu Danladi-Salihu which was read during Monday’s special plenary.
Reading the letter to his colleagues, the speaker said that AbdulRazaq complied with the Section 14, Sub-section 4 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Section 192, Sub-section 125 of the constitution.
The ex-commissioners who made the list are: Saadat Modibbo-Kawu- (Ilorin South), Senior Suleiman (Ilorin West), Olaitan Buraimo (Oyun) and Aliyu Sabi (Baruten).
Others on the list include: Abdulganiyu Abdulazeez, (Asa), Sheu Ndanusa (Edu), Afolasade Kemi (Ekiti) and Dr Segun Ogunsola (Ifelodun)
The list also include Abdulqowiy Olododo (Ilorin East), Hauwa Nuru (Ilorin West), Damilola Yusuf (Isin), Oloruntosin Thomas (Isin) and Bola Olukoju (Irepodun).
Abubakar Abdullahi (Kaiama), John Bello (Moro), Dr Amina Al-Imam (Offa), Dr Mary Ayinde (Oke-Ero) and Usman Yinusa (Patigi) also made the list.
The speaker directed all the nominees to submit 35 copies of their curriculum vitae to the Office of the Clerk before the close of work on Tuesday Aug. 15 for the screening to commence on Aug. 16.
The assembly also approved the governor’s request for the appointment of 10 Special Advisers following a letter it received on Monday.
AbdulRazaq while noting that the action is in accordance with Section 196 Sub-section 1 of the Constitution said that the appointment of loyal and committed individuals with right experience to serve will facilitate smooth and hitch-free governance.
The governor said this was desirable for distribution of dividends of democracy across the the state.
Also, the house urged the governor to direct the State Ministry of Health and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to liaise with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), to urgently embark on a state-wide vaccination of livestock with Anthrax Spore Vaccines.
The call was sequel to a motion on notice titled: “Need for Urgent Control of Community Spread of Anthrax Pandemic in Kwara State ” sponsored by Razaq Owolabi, (APC/ Share/Oke-Ode).
The house implored the state government to direct the Ministry of Communication to embark on massive public awareness and sensitisation of the citizens on information about Anthrax epidemic.
They said the citizens need to be sensitised on how to practise and maintain personal and environmental hygiene as well as proper disposal of dead animals to present outbreak of Anthrax disease in the state.
The lawmakers also stressed the need for both ministries to improve surveillance on activities of cattle rearers and butchers by ensuring that quarantine officers of federal, state and local governments are alive to their responsibilities.
In their various contributions, the legislators who took turn to speak on the symptoms, infection and treatment of Anthrax called for concerted efforts to prevent its outbreak in Kwara. (NAN)