Special Adviser to Kwara State governor, Mallam Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq, on Health Matters, Professor Wale Suleiman, has resigned his appointment from the government.Governor AbdulRazaq has also announced his replacement and named retired Brigadier-General Saliu Tunde Bello, one-time Colonel General Staff for the Nigerian contingent in the Liberian war and former military Governor, as his Special Adviser on Security.
He also appointed Aliyu Muyideen, an intelligence and counter terrorism expert, as Senior Special Assistant on Security.
This is contained in a press statement issued by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, late Thursday night.
According to the statement, the governor has appointed Adekunle David Dunmade, a professor of otolaryngology and current Director of the University of Ilorin Stem Cell Research Centre, as his new Special Adviser on Health Matters. Dunmade, who hails from Ifelodun, replaces Prof Wale Sulaiman who is leaving his cabinet position to pursue his long-time passion of maximising his contacts in the global health and non-health sectors to deepen interaction with the Nigerian diaspora and attract investments.
On the resignation of the Special Adviser on Health Matters, the statement said: “While this is strictly a personal passion of Prof Wale Suleiman, our doors remain open to him and other great minds like him in our commitments to rebuild a Kwara we would all be proud of. Indeed, the government will continue to consult with Prof Wale Suleiman on relevant aspects of our policy direction as an administration.
“The Governor acknowledges the many positive contributions of Prof Wale Suleiman and the great strides he achieved together with him and others in the development of our health sector, including the campaign against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor thanks him most sincerely for what the administration has achieved together with him and wish him all the best in his future endeavor.”