Kwara Gov Appoints 26-year-old Corps Member As Commissioner


AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Governor of Kwara State, has appointed a serving 26-year-old female Youth Corps member, Joana Nnazua Kolo as a commissioner.

Kolo, the youngest commissioner-nominee in the state’s history, is a 2018 graduate of Library Science from the Kwara State University (KWASU). A grassroots mobiliser, Kolo is an ardent advocate of community development.

If confirmed, she would be Nigeria’s youngest commissioner, taking the trophy from Oyo State’s 27-year-old Oluwaseun Fakorede.

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Kolo is still having her National Youths Service Corps programme in Jigawa, where she is teaching at Model Boarding Junior Secondary School Guri.

Her screening for the cabinet seat would hold after she rounds off her NYSC service in the next two weeks. She is from Edu Local Government area of the state.

AbdulRazaq has also nominated a former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the FBN Mortgages Limited, a subsidiary of the First Bank, Folashade Omoniyi, as the new Chairperson of the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS).

She would succeed Prof Murtala Awodun whose tenure expires soon.


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