By Mumini Abdulkareem
A former Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Babatunde Muhammed and four others have been appointed as the pioneer Chairman and members of the Kwara State House of Assembly service commission.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary of the House, Abdulrahman Sanni, a copy of which was made available to newsmen in Ilorin on Tuesday.
Other members of the commission include a former member of House, Hon. Nimota Aduke Ibrahim, a former Commissioner for Health Hon. Atolagbe Sulyman Alege, the House of Representatives Candidate of the PDP for Edu/Moro/Pategi in the last generation election, Alh. Hassan Mahmudu Babako and the House of Assembly Candidate of the PDP for Oke-Ero in the last election, Mr. Alex Kehinde Bankole.
It reads “the House has approved the list of chairman and members of the State House of Assembly Service Commission in line with section 4 (1) of the law establishing the Commission.
” They are Hon. Abdul Azeez Babatunde Mohammed Chairman, while Hon. Nimota Aduke Ibrahim, Atolagbe S Alege, Alhaji Hassan Mahmudu Babako and Mr Alex Kehinde Bankole, will serve as members” he added.
But, speaking with this reporter on the issue last night, Mohammed who confirmed that he had not been communicated verbally over the issue said he was yet to receive official correspondence from the House.
”The Speaker, Dr Ali Ahmad just called my yesterday (Tuesday) to give me the information and want us to regard it as a privileged information.
”I am still waiting for the official confirmation through a letter from the Clerk of the House. It is after that I can make official reaction on the issue.
”What I will say now is to thank everybody who made the appointment possible”, Mohammed submitted.
While Hon Nimota Ibrahim said she was not awares if the appointment yet when contacted yesterday, several calls to the former commissioner of health were not answered last night.