By Adekunle Jimoh, Ilorin
Kwara Commissioner for Special Duties Hajia Aisha Ahman-Pategi has resigned from the cabinet of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.
She is believed to have earlier resigned only to be persuaded to rescind her decision some months ago after royal fathers and senior citizens in the state intervened.
This is barely two weeks after the Special Adviser to the Governor on Health, Prof Wale Suleiman resigned his appointment.
Hajia Ahman-Pategi at inception was commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs before she was controversially redeployed to Special Duties.
In her letter of resignation the former commissioner said: “I, Aisha Ahman Pategi, the outgoing Hon. Commissioner for Special Duties, effective from today, Friday 28th August, 2020, humbly wish to formally announce my resignation from the cabinet of His Excellency, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.
“I wish to thank God Almighty for giving me the grace and opportunity to serve as Commissioner for Local Government and now exiting as Commissioner for Special Duties, serving my fellow Kwarans and representing Pategi Local Government in our drive to better the lot of Kwarans.
“Life is in phases and I’m bold to say that having journeyed the
political terrain with Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, now is the time for me to leave and focus on new ideals.
“Going forward, my interest in Community Service and Grassroots’ Development will continue.
“Once again, I would like to thank Almighty Allah, the People of
Patigi, Kwarans, our dear party APC and most of all, His Excellency for bringing me into politics. May Allah reward him and continue to be his guide as he pilots the affairs of our dear state.”