– Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara state has nominated a 26-year-old youth corps member, Joana Nnazua Kolo, as commissioner-nominee
– Kolo would be the youngest commissioner in Nigeria if confirmed by the state Assembly
– Recall that Oyo governor, Seyi Makinde, had appointed 27-year-old Seun Fakorede as commissioner in the state
In what seems like a total departure from old order, some state governors have begun appointing young and vibrant people into their cabinets.
Just like his colleague in Oyo state, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, sent the name of a 26-year-old lady Joana Nnazua Kolo from Edu local government area of the state as one of the commissioner-nominees to the state House of Assembly, Premium Times reports.
Just recently, we reported that Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state was the toast of many Nigerians when he appointed a 27-year-old graduate of Obafemi Awolowo , Ile-Ife, Seun Fakorede, as one of his commissioners.
However, AbdulRazaq broke Makinde’s record on Tuesday, September 17, when he nominated Kolo.
It was gathered that the names of three other women were also included in the list.
Kolo, who is the youngest commissioner-nominee in the history of the state, is a 2018 graduate of Library Science from the Kwara State University (KWASU). According to the online medium, Kolo is a grassroots mobiliser and ardent advocate of community development.
If confirmed, she would be Nigeria’s youngest commissioner, taking the trophy from Oyo state’s 27-year-old Fakorede.
The nominee is still undergoing 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.
Meanwhile,we had previously reported that Governor AbdulRazaq, whose administration was inaugurated on May 29, announced his first appointments on Friday, June 7. The appointments comprised the Chief of Staff (CoS), Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Chief Press Secretary (CPS).