One week after resumption, Sanwoolu says “I have lost weight”

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Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwoolu said he has lost weight due to pressures of work as Lagos State Governor.

Sanwoolu who was sharing his experience with State House Correspondents, Abuja, after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari , and later, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, described his schedule as hectic and demanding

Speaking after meeting which was called to address the Security situation in the country, the Governor described Security as “everybody’s business “ but quickly added that “as a governor we also have a major responsibility to ensure that as number one security officer of the state, security of lives and properties is also paramount”

Sanwoolu tasked government at all levels to get to the root cause of the current security challenges facing the nation, including how to bring the menace to an end.

“So It’s a work in progress for us as a state and for me in particular, it’s something that I take very seriously. We are not just to be mouthing it but we make sure that we put resources in place and strategies. We’ve been talking about domesticating and pushing part of the initiatives around security trust fund that we’ve done.

“We will continue to engage, and continue to identify what are the sources, what are the underlining issues that is bringing about it. Are they economic? Is it more than that?

“So that we will also attack the root cause. It is something that for us as a government that is looking for investors, we certainly must continue to be in a position where we can give confidence to all our investors that it’s a safe haven to come and invest.

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Kwara Assembly passes 47 bills into law in 4 years

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The Kwara State House of Assembly has said that out of 67 bills considered, it passed 47 into law, the highest among   states assembly in Nigeria.
Ali Ahmad, the speaker of the House disclosed this yesterday at the valedictory session for the 8th legislative, held at the Assembly complex in Ilorin, the state capital.
According to him, 8th Kwara Assembly has proved to be  outstanding among its contemporaries in  the country in terms of  motions and Bills passed.
Ahmad said: “Out of the 47 Bills passed, 14 were sponsored by the members and have become operational laws in the state with impactful Motions.
“We also considered 106 motions out of which 53 reports were generated and approved.”
Speaking on the Autonomy of legislature in the state, Ahmad declared that “It gladdens the heart to note that Kwara prides itself as the first state to pass the law, have it assented to and thereafter implement it.
“Today, we have our house of Assembly Service Commission to develop a highly skilled legislative bureaucracy and sever the umbilical cord of control from the executive arm of government.”
The feat he said could be attributed to their levels of engagements and deliberations on the floor of the House on various issues as well as the quality and importance of Bills enacted to improve socio-economic activities of the state with positive impact on the lives of the citizenry.
He further stated that, “we recorded successes in the reversal of the exorbitant fees of Kwara State Polytechnic by the School Management, enforcing payment of SUBEB/LGA from a tranche of Paris Club Refund, Payment of Subvention to State Owned Tertiary Institutions, accreditation and reaccreditation of courses in State Owned Tertiary Institutions among other things.”
The speaker, however, advised the 9th Assembly to

Kwara Gov appoints Chief of Staff, SSG, CPS

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Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has appointed Chief of Staff (CoS), Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Chief Press Secretary (CPS).
In a statement by the Deputy Chief Press Secretary Agboola Olarewaju said the appointees are Aminu Adisa Logun (CoS), Mamman Saba Jibril (SSG), and Rafiu Ajakaye (CPS).
Logun is a pioneer industrialist in Ilorin and an alumnus of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, Jos.
Logun, who hails from Ilorin, the state capital, was the chairman of the 80-member Kwara State Transition Committee appointed by Abdulrazaq.
An alumnus of Barewa College, Zaria, Logun attended King’s College, Lagos; had a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University of Technology; and a Master’s of Science (M.Sc.) from Birmingham University, both in the United Kingdom.
He worked at various times in Lever Brothers, Port Sunlight, UK; Cerekem Arhus, Denmark; North Brewery Limited Kano; Ajaokuta Steel Company; and Nigeria Iron Ore Mining Company, Itakpe. He was also a General Manager at the New Nigeria Development Company.
Jibril, who hails from Dumagi in Kwara North, was head of the Geography Department at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna, where he still teaches
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Master’s of Science (M.Sc.) in Geography and Planning, and PhD in Geography. He specialises in Remote Sensing Applications).
Jibril is a member of the Association of Nigeria Geographers and Cartographic Association of Nigeria.
He has published several articles in local and foreign journals.
Ajakaye holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and International Studies and is studying for a Master’s degree (M.A.) in History and Diplomacy, both from the Lagos State University (LASU).
He hails from Alabe in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.
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Governor Ahmed dissolves Executive council

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Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed has dissolved the State Executive Council with effect from Wednesday, 22nd May 2019.
According to a statement issued in Ilorin and signed by the Deputy Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ahmed, Demola Olanrewaju, special advisers, senior special assistants, special assistants, and members of boards of parastatals are also affected by the dissolution.
The statement quoted Governor Ahmed as thanking members of the dissolved state executive council, his former aides and all other political office holders for their invaluable service to his administration and the people of Kwara State.
Governor Ahmed also wished the former commissioners and aides all the best in their future endeavors.
Meanwhile, a former Secretary to the Kwara State Government, Sakariyah Onimago, has been confirmed as the new Chairman of the State Civil Service Commission.

The confirmation was made by the State House of Assembly on Wednesday.

Onimago, who was also a former Commissioner in the state was confirmed along with other nominees and members of other two statutory Commissions after a screening which lasted for over three hours.

Others confirmed by the House as members of the Civil Service Commission are; Samuel Bamisaiye, Mohammed Koro, Issa Kayode Abdul, Dele Kayode, Saidu Issa Abdullahi and Mohammed Sanni, as members of the Kwara Independent Electoral Commission (KWASElC)

The House also confirmed Lukman Owolewa, as Chairman of the State Fiscal Responsibility Commission, with Mohammed Sulyman Atolagbe, Danjuma Sabi and Babatunde Abdul Raheem, as members.

The House however stood down the screening of Taiye Eleja as the Chairman of the Kwara Independent Electoral Commission (KWASElC) following his absence at the screening.

The Assembly did not give a specific date for the screening of the nominee.

The Speaker, Ali Ahmad, directed the Clerk of the House, Halimah Perogi to formerly inform