As angry reactions of a section of Kwara State indigenes, mostly from members of opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), over some queer decisions of their ‘o to ge’ governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq , to send the board members of companies like Hamony Holding and the Executive Committees of the state’s 16 local governments packing even before the expiration of the tenure of some of them continues to rage, a kitchen cabinet member of the governor has stoutly defended the action saying that to be a member of government board was a privilege that can be withdrawn if such person or persons are not the right people for the post.
“Being a member of government board is a privilege that can be withdrawn if you are found not suitable,’; the aide who refused to be quoted said.
The governor steered the hornet nest two weeks ago with the dissolution of the over 20 boards of the state owned companies. And before one could say jack, his big stick fell on the executive committees of the 16 local governments in the state; though, he acted on the directives of the state house of assembly following a resolution it passed on June 18.
Politicians in the state, especially those of the PDP extraction, who are still occupying political offices and civil servants are now in panic mode as no one knows who is next in line to come under the governor’s sledge hammer.
The aide also said that he was not aware if the board members were on a tenured appointment.
the also directed that the operation of their bank accounts be “suspended until further notice,” according to a statement by the Permanent Secretary, General Services, Adegboyega Mobolaji Odetokun, on behalf of the Secretary to the State Government Mamman Sabba Jibril.
The affected companies include Kwara Hotels Limited; Harmony Holding Limited (HHL); Harmony Securities Limited; HHL Investment and Trust Limited; HHL Investment and Property Development Company LTD; HHL Insurance Brokers LTD; Harmony Courier and Logistics LTD; Harmony Transport Services LTD; Harmony Ventures and Supplies LTD; and Harmony Facility Management Services LTD.
Others are Harmony Advanced Diagnostic Centre LTD; Kwara Football Academy; Ilorin Cargo Terminal Company LTD; Patigi Regatta Motel LTD; Kwara State Cashew Nut Processing Company LTD; Kwara State Tourism Kitchen Company LTD; Kwara Waste Management LTD; and the International Aviation College.
Attempt to get through to his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Rafiu Ajakaiye was futile as was calls was not taken or returned.