Abdulrazaq Swears In New Cabinet Members, Redeploys 3 Others

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    By Mosunmola Ayobami,Kwara

    Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Friday inaugurated five new cabinet members, charging them to key into the rebuilding efforts of the administration.

    The newly inaugurated cabinet members are: Abdulmaliq Bashir Mopelola Risikatullah (Women Affairs); George Olabode Towoju (Communications); Ibrahim Akaje (Housing); and Adamu Jamila Bake (Youth).

    Mr. Sambo Murtala, recently announced as Special Adviser on Legal Matters, was also sworn in.

    The governor also moved three existing cabinet members to other ministries, a step he said is meant to improve service delivery to the people of the state.

    The rejig saw Olaitan Abosede Buraimoh moving from Communications to Environment, while Remilekun Banigbe now heads the newly created Budget and Planning.

    Formerly of Youth Development, Adenike Harriet Oshatimehin goes to the newly created Solid Minerals which evolved from the defunct bulky Ministry of Enterprise. Deborah Aremu stays in the now standalone Ministry of Social Development.

    The development means the state now has 20 ministries, with the old Ministry of Finance and Planning evolving into Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Budget and Planning respectively. The old Works has now been divided into Ministry of Work and Ministry of Housing respectively.

    Enterprise is now Ministry of Business, Innovation and Technology and Ministry of Solid Minerals.

    The old Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development is now Ministry of Women Affairs and Ministry of Social Development respectively.

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