Governor – Elect of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulrazak Abdulrahman has set up a transition committee made up of 80 members who were mainly party stalwarts.
Abdulrahman on Thursday approved the appointment of a 80-member Transition Committee, who were inaugurated at Arca Santa Event place, Ilorin.
Some of those who made the committee include Alhaji Aminu Logun, who is an alumnus of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPPS), Kuru and Chief James Bamisaiye Ayeni as the Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively.
Also on the committee is a one-time Permanent Secretary and former Clerk of the Kwara House of Assembly, Hon. Muhammad Razaq Umar, will serve as Secretary of the committee while other members are the APC Chairman in the State, Hon. Bashir Bolarinwa; the three Senatorial District Party Chairmen; former Governorship aspirants or representatives; party
chieftains and elders.
Representatives of youth, women, labour, experts and professionals in different fields of human endeavour, including retired military and security officers are also part of the committee to spread the representative capacity of the committee.
In his speech the Governor-Elect stated that the broad selection is to demonstrate his avowed commitment to fulfil his promise of an all-inclusive government under the new APC administration in the State.
He stated further that the terms of reference for the committee include liaising with the outgoing government to facilitate smooth transition to the new government on May 29, 2019, engagement of ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs), review of the finances of the outgoing government with a focus on receipts, assets, and liabilities, among others.
The committee is also mandated to come up with policy recommendations for the incoming administration.
The governor-elect expressed great optimism on the capacity of the committee members to deliver on their assignment, given their pedigree, track record, competence and evident public testimonials on their integrity, patriotism, and passion to serve the state.
AbdulRazaq charged the committee members to be sensitive to the high expectation of the electorate and the general public to experience the desired positive change in leadership while appealing to the masses to support the committee with relevant information and memoranda where necessary.