Some people lobbying Presidency to reverse my appointment - Kawu
NEWLY appointed Director General of Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria, BON, and a Vanguard Newspapers' columnist, Alhaji Is'haq Modibbo Kawu, yesterday said some unnamed people from Kogi State had been lobbying some individuals in the presidency to get his appointment reversed.
President Muhammadu Buhari This came as various groups continued to praise President Muhammadu Buhari for the appointment. However, Alhaji Kawu assured that such moves by detractors would propel him to work beyond expectations to silence them.
He spoke when some groups visited him to thank the President for the appointment. Among the groups were Ilorin Emirate Youth Development Association, IEYDA, and members of the Kawu family from Ikokoro compound in Ilorin. In a letter of congratulation to him, Head of Ikokoro family, Alhaji Saadu A. Aluko, prayed for a successful tenure at the NBC, and on behalf of people of Kwara, thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for the appointment and Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, for his support.
On its part, IEYDA, led by its President, Mr. Abdullahi B. Salau, said members were in Kawu's house to felicitate with him and to pray for God guidance in the discharge of his duty at the commission. Also speaking, Public Relations Officer, PRO, of the group, Mallam Muhammad Uthman Jagunma, said "We are after the development of Ilorin in particular and Kwara state at large.
We pray for the sustainability of the post and your success because it is only when you succeed that Kwarans will be proud of his representation." While thanking them for the visit and the prayer, Kawu promised not to disappoint the confidence repose in him. He narrated how some people from Kwara State had been going round to work against his appointment.
According to him: "I love my town, state and Nigeria as whole because it gave me opportunity to excel in life and when you have privilege you should be able to think deeply and give back to the society."
Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.
Olatunji Ibrahim Jaigbade Alao Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Taofeek Sanusi Abdulmajeed Wahab Makama Of Ilorin Ayo Opadokun Ayinke Saka Omoniyi Ayinla Onikijipa Students Union Government Moses Salami Saheed Popoola Bamikole Omishore Garuba Alikinla Shittu Dele Belgore Wole Oke Odolaye Aremu Valsolar Nurudeen Muhammed Abdulraheem Olesin Oja-Oba SUBEB College Of Health IDPU KWASIEC Idowu Aremu Unilorin FM Gobirawa National Pilot Village Alive Development Association Mohammed Lawal NTA Ilorin NYSC Hassan Oyeleke Abdulsalam A. Yusuf Ali Ahmad Adam Abdullahi Al-Ilory Sulyman Age AbdulKareem Yusuf Ali Oke-Odo Radio Kwara Mustapha Akanbi M.Y. Abdulrahaman Kwara State Polytechnic Musa Ayinla Yeketi Isapa Jimoh Olusola Imam Oyin-Zubair Kehinde Baale Sunday Fagbemi Idiagbon TIC LEAH Charity Foundation NAWOJ Najim Yaasin Ilorin Emirate Shoprite Oke-Kura Yusuf Babatunde Abdulwahab Kwasu Ijagbo Health Centre Shaaba Lafiagi Mohammed Yahaya Barki Baboko Elelu Yekeen Alabi Adijat Adebiyi Gbemisola Saraki Ahmed Idris Mohammed Ohoro Of Shao Aremu Odolaye Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq Oke-Ode Yinka Aluko Omoniyi M. Ayinla Erubu Oba Zubair