The governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has named 24-year-old Adeyi Kaosarah as his Senior Special Assistant on Youth Engagement. Kaosarah, a graduate of the University of Ilorin where she studied Forestry and Wildlife is an author renowned for her extensive reach within the youth constituency.
The governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq sent the names of eight commissioner-nominees to the House of Assembly for screening. The nominees are Kaosarah Adeyi, Aliyu Kora-Sabi, Raji Razaq, Fatima Ariola-Lawal, Saadah Maddibbo Kawu, Aliyu Muhammad-Saifudeen, Sulaiman Rotimi Iliasu, and Wahab Femi Agbaje.
A statement released by the governor’s chief press secretary, Rabiu Ajakaye, disclosed that;
“Kaosarah is from Ojuekun Sarumi Ward of Ilorin West local government. She is the member representing Kwara State on Northern States Governors’ Forum Committee on Youth Engagements, Priorities and Inclusion in Governance. She was also a member of the Kwara State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on EndSARS Protest (2020). She was Vice President of the Faculty of Agriculture Students (UNILORIN, 2018) and Vice President of the Nigerian Society for Environmental Conservation. Kaosarah comes to the job with several certifications on youth affairs, including at a continental level.”
However, in spite of her listed qualifications by Governor AbdulRasaq and his insistence that the nominations were made according to law, Samson Itodo, a lawyer and a #NotTooYoungToRun advocate has faulted the nomination, claiming that the 24-year-old is not qualified to be a commissioner.
He stated his reason via his Twitter account thus,
Samson Itodo’s Twitter Account
According to Itodo, by virtue of Section 106 of the 1999 Nigerian constitution, Kaosarah Adeyi is not yet qualified to serve in the capacity for which she has been nominated. He made this assertion on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. The Kwara State Governor is yet to put forward a response.