Kwasu Graduate Becomes Youngest Commissioner in Nigeria

Youngest Commissioner in Nigeria, Joana Nnazua Kolo who was nominated earlier by his excellency, Governor Abdurahman Abdulrazaq during the last days of her compulsory service year was confirmed alongside other nominees following a three-day screening that saw the House asking them questions related to their backgrounds, expertise and track records as Kwarans

Nana’s nomination came as a surprise to all, following Seyi Makinde’s nomination of Seun Fakorede as Commissioner of Youths and Sports in Oyo State. Kwara’s Nana is said to be the youngest commissioner in Nigeria and her nomination has been approved by the Kwara State House of Assembly alongside 15 other nominees.

Kolo is currently Nigeria’s youngest currently serving commissioner after She was nominated by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq just weeks after 27-year-old Seun Fakorede was appointed commissioner by Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde.

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The 2018 graduate of Library Science from the Kwara State University (KWASU) had been interviewed by Kwara State House of Assembly after her national service in Jigawa State. The confirmation was stamped by the State Assembly in November 2019.

There had been lots of conversations both online and offline concerning the nomination, as Nigerians lay the claim to political favoritism and not rare competency from the nominees. However, several other Nigerians wish the young commissioner a great time in office and promise their allegiance to her work.

In our subsequent updates as regards the appointment, we’ll confirm the role as well as bring you an exclusive interview with the new commissioner.

On the Nomination, 26-year-old Kolo told the lawmakers that her nomination was a challenge for her to contribute to the development of the state, calling it’s “a rare privilege to serve.”

“I thank God for this rare privilege to serve. It is not by my power or any personal effort. I also want to appreciate the Governor for the golden opportunity given to me to be here today,”

Kolo said, her speech repeatedly interrupted by wild applause from the gallery. She commended her party and community leaders “for their mentorship and support”.

Speaker Yakubu said he was impressed by Kolo’s opening remarks which were rendered in flawless British English, urging her to represent “our (youth) constituency well”.

“You’ve got a lot of work to do. You can’t let us down as members of your Constituency,”

From everyone at Campus Trybe, we wish Nana the best in her journey.

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