Meet Kwara four female commissioner nominees


Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Tuesday forwarded the
names of four women to the State House of Assembly as
commissioner-nominees including a 26-year-old Joana Nnazua Kolo from
Edu local government area of the state. The three other nominees are
professionals and grassroots politicians according to a correspondence
AbdulRazaq forwarded to the House and read at the Tuesday plenary by
the Speaker, Rt. Honourable Salihu Yakubu Danladi.
Joana Nnazua Kola: Miss Kolo, the youngest commissioner-nominee in the
state’s history, is a 2018 graduate of Library Science from the Kwara
State University (KWASU). A grassroots mobiliser, Miss Kolo is an
ardent advocate of community development. If confirmed, she would be
Nigeria’s youngest commissioner, taking the trophy from Oyo State’s
27-year-old Oluwaseun Fakorede.
Miss Kolo is still having 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.
Mrs Sa’adatu Modibbo-Kawu: A 1997 graduate of Economics from the
Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Mrs Modibbo-Kawu also holds
Masters in Business Administration from University of Ilorin and
various certificates from Penn Foster Career School Scranton in the
United States and Metropolitan School of Business and Management in
Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A member of several professional bodies
like the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria and Nigeria
Institute of Management, she is a co-founder of a number of schools
and learning centres.
She is married to the Director General of the National Broadcasting
Commission (NBC), Ishaq Modibbo-Kawu and would be representing Ilorin
South in the cabinet if her nomination scales through the House of
Arinola Fatimoh Lawal: Arinola Fatimoh Lawal, a 1993 graduate of
Catering and Hotel Management from the Kwara State Polytechnic, is a
top-rated player in Nigeria’s hospitality industry with experience as
chief executive officers of several firms including Batool Nigeria
Limited, Mohbalamira Nigeria Limited and MirMira Enterprise.
Hajia Lawal, who was a member of the Kwara State Transition Committee
in 2019, is a daughter of former Kwara State Governor Mohammed Lawal
from Ilorin East local government. Her skills cover project
management, tourism and hospitality, change management, and Risk
Management. A grassroots mobiliser with effective leadership skills
and emotional intelligence, the nominee is a chieftain of the All
Progressives Congress in Kwara State.
Aisha Ahman Pategi: A scion of one of Kwara’s oldest political
families, nominee Aisha Ahman-Pategi is a professional business
manager with over 20 years experience in communication strategy,
investment/financial consulting, and marketing and motivational
leadership. She is a serial entrepreneur known for a contagious
passion for excellence and innovation with great resource skills in
research, government and relations.
Ms Ahman-Pategi was educated at the School of Remedial Studies and
FASS-International Relations in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna
State in 1996; Agent and Broker License Barney Fletcher School, in
Atlanta GA, USA in 2004; Capstone Institute of Mortgage Finance, also
in Atlanta in 2006; Stanford University, Stanford California where she
obtained a certificate in Political Science (Data Analysis) in 2013;
Bachelor of Art – Mass Communication from Oklahoma City University,
Oklahoma; and MBA Business Administration from American
Inter-Continental University, Dunwoody GA.
Aisha was Sales Manager for J&S Auto Sales Decatur, GA 30082 before
founding A-Line Realty SMYRNA, GA 30082 in 2004 as the President and
Managing Broker. The agency serves more than 300 clients by providing
financial planning, assets management, commercial and residential
estate transactions.
Between 2005 and 2007, she joined Continental Mortgage/World Financial
Services Inc., Atlanta, GA 30324 as Financial Advisor/Mortgage
consultant where she assisted clients with their needs via financial
need analysis.
Aisha, a former Senior Special Assistant to the Speaker of the House
of Representatives on Strategy and Communication, has also worked for
the non-profit Project Coach Foundation since 2018 as executive
The non-profit organisation serves the most vulnerable communities in
Nigeria through Community Outreach, Advocacy, Capacity building and
Health (COACH) projects.

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