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The Governor of Kwara State AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq sacked some women commissioners in Kwara.

Kwara State to sack his commissioners after one year has elicited mixed reactions. While the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has described the former commissioners as inexperienced and incompetent, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said the governor and members of his team have redefined Kwara in many positive ways





MIXED reactions have continued to trail the scorecards of sacked women commissioners in Kwara State.

The recently dissolved cabinet was lopsided in favour of the women. Nine out of the 17 commissioners were women, representing 56.25 per cent. It surpassed the 35 per cent global women affirmative.


Curiously, the appointment of the women commissioners by Governor Abdulrahman AbdulRasaq was greeted with disdain and not many gave the women any chance to perform.

The reasons for the opposition to their appointment were not farfetched. First, the political pedigrees of some of the women were not known. A large number of them were plucked from relative obscurity; only a sprinkle of them had rich political and public service background.

However, after their principal showed them the exit route, many of them were adjudged to have performed well by observers. They all proved to be performers going by the achievements recorded in their various ministries within a short period of 12 months.

The commissioners assumed office on December 18, 2019 and got their appointment terminated December 31, 2020; a period of one year. T