By Mumini AbdulKareem
Former Chairman of the Governing Board of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Dr Saadu Alanamu (Koroagba) last night, reacted to his appointment as a member of the National Population Commission (NPC) by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The President had on Tuesday requested the Senate to confirm Alanamu’s appointment alongside 22 other members of the Commission.
The request was contained in separate letters read by the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki at plenary.
The request for the confirmation was in compliance with section 154 (1) of Nigeria’s Constitution, the President said.
Buhari also sought the Senate’s approval to appoint Festus Okoye as National Commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission, and two non-judicial practitioners as members of Federal Judicial Service Commission.
Reacting to the appointment in a chat with this medium last night, Alanamu promised not to disappoint Kwarans and thanked the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed and the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari for the appointment.
Koroagba said the appointment signalled a thrust of confidence by the Federal Government and a task that comes with great responsibility and he promised not to disappoint those who appoint him and the people of the country.
“I received the appointment with joy and it is another responsibility on me to serve the country through my state. I commend all those that influenced the appointment particularly the Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed and the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari.
“And more importantly, I promised to serve with all my strength. This is a very great task and I am praying to the Almighty God to make it a fulfilled assignment for me in the discharge of my duties.
“I promised the government of Nigeria, particularly the people of Kwara State that I will not disappoint”, he submitted.