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Kwara Gov Appoints Aishat Yusuf As SSA For Herdsmen Communities

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has appointed Aishat Yusuf as Senior Special Assistant Herdsmen Community Outreach.

The appointment was made known in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, on Friday.

AbdulRazaq also approved the reconstitution of the state Muslim Pilgrims Board and Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board with top academic and community leaders appointed as chairmen of the boards.

A lecturer at the Kwara State University, Mashood Jimba, was appointed as the Chairman of the Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board while other members of the board are former commissioner for Energy, Hajia Fatimah Hassanah; Khadijat Abutawwiy; Abubakar Agbaje; Abibat Otuyo; and Musa Haruna Farikebe.

The Governor similarly reappointed a former chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in the state, Timothy Opoola as chairman of the state Christian Pilgrims’ Welfare Board and will be supported by Babatunde Alade, Kolo Philips, Bamigbola Idowu, Opeyemi Stephen, Oluwatoyin Opawoye and Pastor Oladipupo Emmanuel.

He also reappointed popular thespian Eyiwuni Muka Aramide (Muka Ray) as Senior Special Assistant on Culture and Tourism, a reward for his hard work and resourcefulness in his former role.

The Governor also appointed Mariam Nnafatima as Senior Special Assistant on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which signals the government’s renewed focus on issues of human capital development.

Nnafatima, a stalwart of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Edu local government area of the state was until May 29, 2019, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Mobilization and comes to the job with years of experience as women and child care and a community development advocate.

She is a director at the Etsu Suleiman College of Health Sciences and Technology Tsaragi and secretary at the Nigerian Diaspora Association, Cleveland Chapter, Ohio.

Salami Wasiu Onidugbe, a 26-year-old leader in the youth constituency, is the new Special Assistant to the Governor on Students’ Affairs.

Onidugbe holds a bachelor’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Ilorin and was for the most part of his tertiary education a prominent figure in the students’ community, including as chairman of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Kwara State axis.

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