By Ibraheem Solaudeen
In line with our earlier reports, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has appointed Engineer Aminu Adisa Logun into his cabinet. Although this medium reported that the earlier arrangement was to make Engineer Logun the Secretary to the State Government; a decision to zone that position to Kwara north may have been responsible for the appointment of Logun as Chief of Staff instead.
PRNigeria, quoting a press release said to have been issued and signed by the Governor’s Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Agboola Olanrewaju, reported that the Governor appointed Engineer Logun alongside two others: Mamman Saba Jibril who was appointed Secretary to the State Government and Rafiu Ajakaye, the Chief Press Secretary.
The new Chief of Staff, Engineer Logun, is said to be an industrialist. He was chairman of the 80-member Kwara State Transition Committee appointed by AbdulRazaq in the days leading to his assumption of office.
An alumnus of Barewa College, Zaria, Engineer Logun attended King’s College, Lagos; had a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University of Technology; and a Master’s of Science (M.Sc.) from Birmingham University, both in the United Kingdom.
He worked at various times in Lever Brothers, Port Sunlight, UK; Cerekem Arhus, Denmark; North Brewery Limited Kano; Ajaokuta Steel Company; and Nigeria Iron Ore Mining Company, Itakpe. He was also a General Manager at the New Nigeria Development Company.
On his part, the new SSG, Jibril, hails from Dumagi in Kwara North. A graduate of Geography from the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna, where he was also a lecturer until his appointment.
He also has a Master’s of Science (M.Sc.) in Geography and Planning, and PhD in the same discipline.
A member of the Association of Nigeria Geographers and Cartographic Association of Nigeria, Jibril has published several articles in local and foreign journals.
The new Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and International Studies from Lagos State University (LASU). He is currently studying for a Master’s degree (M.A.) in History and Diplomacy in the same institution. He hails from Alabe in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.
He was until his appointment the Nigerian correspondent for Anadolu Agency, Turkish semi-official news medium and world’s fifth largest news agency.