Confusion as nomination of youngest nominee in Kwara, Adeyi Kaosara, still unsure


Kaosara Adeyi, the youngest nominee in the history of the state and from Ilorin West, was part of the eight names initially read during plenary by the Speaker, Engineer Danladi Yakubu Salihu.

However, another statement from the Media Team of the Speaker, on Tuesday, acknowledged the receipt of seven commissioner nominees” with the exclusion of Adeyi’s name.

A top government source revealed that there was a mix-up between the executive and the legislative in the channels of communication over the issue that Adeyi was nominated as SSA, not a commissioner.

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But no SSA was announced along with the commissioner nominees on Tuesday.

Adeyi was among the three women initially announced in the list which comprised of eight nominees.

Her screening and that of the seven other nominees was earlier scheduled for Thursday before the new twist to the matter.

The reaction of the CPS to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, was still being awaited while filing this report.

It was gathered, however, that the executive was planning to release a statement over the matter later on Tuesday.

The Chairman, House Committee on Information, Honourable Awolola Opakunle, while reacting to the development in a chat said, “We should wait till their screening on Thursday to know whether her name was there or not.”

The nominations were contained in a message from the Governor addressed to the Speaker, Danladi Salihu, and read before his colleagues during Tuesday’s plenary.

Abdulrazaq noted that the selection of the Commissioner nominees is in compliance with section 192 (1-5) and section 14 (1) of the constitution.

The Speaker, therefore, directed the nominees to submit 35 copies of their credentials to the office of the Clerk of the House, Halimah Jummai Kperogi, before the closing of work Wednesday.


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