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Meet new TIC appointees in Kwara state

Posted by on May 18th, 2017 and filed under Features, Politics, Top Stories. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Last week, the Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed announced the appointment of new Transition Implementation Committee (TIC) members for the sixteen local governments across the state. This followed the expiration of the tenures of the former appointees, who have spent six months of two terms which began in November last year. Following their swearing in on Tuesday at the Government House, the profiles presented below showed many as first time appointees.

Kaiama – Usman Gunu: Hon Usman Ahmed Gunu is one of the few in the new set of TIC appointees with vast requisite experience. He was a former Special Adviser (SA) to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed on Boundary Matters and member of the Kaiama Emirate Council with the title Gunu Yerima of Kaiama. The retired school bursar had also once served as a former councillor and former TIC chairman of defunct Kaiama north local government.

Ilorin South – Alhaja Funmi Ishola: She is a graduate of Guidance and Counselling from Ado-Ekiti and a former state PDP Woman leader who had once been a federal board appointee in the state during the Obasanjo Era for the National Women Development centre. In the state, she is also a former board member of the College of Education, Ilorin when Ayinla Yeketi was the chairman and was the director of Women affairs for Mandate 2011 when Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed contested.

Ilorin West- AbdulWahab Ololele: He is an NCE holder described as a grassrooter and well loved by his people. He was also in the running for the position vacated by his predecessor where his name was second on the list then. Except for his position as the ward secretary and financial secretary of the then PDP, he has not been appointed for any political position in the state level before. Ololele is described as a passionate, loyal and nice party member who is spending over two decades in politics.

Asa – Alhaji Yunus Oniboki: He is from Budo-Egba ward in Asa local government, same ward where Alhaji Isiaka Labaika hailed from. He has also been a one-time supervisor and has reportedly been “very long” in politics and a ‘consistent’ party member before he was appointed as TIC chairman.

Moro – Saka Olaiya Zuberu: He is a graduate from Malete ward in Moro and had once been appointed secretary of LGEA. His wife was the vice chairman of Moro local government during the tenure of AbdulGaniyy Ajibola. He is regarded as a seasoned administrator and the Liaison Officer (LO)  to the senator representing Kwara North in the Senate and former Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Sha’aba Lafiagi.

Ifelodun – Alhaji Ayinla Omoniyi: He is a retired civil servant, who is said to be a very active community man and well rooted in Ifelodun politics. Omoniyi is from Babanla in Ilere Ward of Ifelodun local government. He is an ND holder and has also not held any political position before his new appointment.

Isin – Oyeloye Oyinloye: He is a former member of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) which Minister for Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed once led that fused with the former PDP leadership in the state. He is from Ola Ward in Isin local government and said to be a graduate of English who had not held any political appointment before now.

Offa – Akeem Olatunji: He is described as a “politician” and served as a Special Adviser under the elected council administration of former Offa council boss, Segun Olanipekun. He is a graduate from Ojomu Central A in Offa local government area.

Ekiti – Samuel Adaramola: Samuel Adaramola is an ND holder from Obbo-Ayegunle II in Ekiti local government. He graduated from Kwara State Polytechnic in Auditing and Accounting and has been in self employment. He is described as a party loyalist and has never held any appointment before his emergence as the new TIC chairman for Ekiti.

Oke-Ero – Goke Abegunde: He is the coordinator of Team Kwara, usually associated with royal blue outfit in political functions in the state and regarded as a representative of the youth in the list that was submitted for appointment by the local government caucus. From Ayedun ward in Oke-Ero local government, Abegunde is described as a very “young chap full of youthful exuberance”. He is a former ward chairman with a school leaving certificate.

Irepodun – Abiodun Ajiboye: From Oro I in Irepodun local government whose wife is the present permanent secretary ministry of information. He is a graduate and seasoned administrator who is also a retiree.

Oyun – Gabriel Odogun: He is a graduate of English from the University of Ilorin and an indigene of Erin-Ile South in Oyun local government area. He is also regarded as a first timer in political appointment but described by top party sources as a ‘workaholic’ when it comes to party affairs.

Edu – Alhaji Yakubu Sha’aba: Although bears same surname with former Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Sha’aba, Lafiagi, Yakubu Sha’aba is not a relation of the Senator representing Kwara North in the National Assembly, who hails from Lafiagi. Alhaji Yakubu Sha’aba is a former staff of Edu local government until his appointment and has not held any other political appointment. He is an OND holder.

Baruten – Alhaji Muhammed Danjuma: From Gwanara ward in Baruten local government, Alhaji Muhammed Danjuma is said to be “a new kid on the block” in terms of political appointment in Kwara State. He had once served as party secretary and said to have a military background.

Ilorin East – Abdullahi Ishola: Abdullahi Ishola is from Maya Ile-Apa ward in Ilorin East Local Government. Prior his appointment, he has been a civil servant at the Ilorin East local government education authority and has never held any political appointment. He is also a graduate of Ado-Ekiti University after he obtained his NCE from Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin and described as a party loyalist.

Patigi – Muhammed Barki: Muhammed Barki is from Patigi ward 4 in Patigi local government. Before his new appointment as the TIC chairman, he had once served as a former councillor in Patigi and has held various elective positions at ward level. Muhammed Barki is an NCE holder and described by party members as a seasoned grassroots politician with lots of followership and has been very active in local politics in the council.

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