By Adeniyi Adedeji, Ilorin
The Kwara State Commissioner for Special Duties, Hadjia Aisha Pategi, who until recently was in charge of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs has resigned her appointment.
Circumstances surrounding her sudden resignaction were not known at the time of filing this report on Friday, but there had been alleged strained relationships among some female commissioners, who are said to be very close to their principal, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.
The unfriendly atmosphere among these cabinet members had since been a discussion in hush tones in government circles and was said to have allegedly led to a sudden cabinet reshuffle and swapping of portfolios among them by the governor.
Meanwhile, the matter got to the peak on Friday when the commissioner announced her resignation via a press statement.
The five-paragraph statement reads, “I, Aisha Ahman Pategi, the outgoing Hon. Commissioner for Special Duties, effective from today, Friday 28th August, 2020, humbly wish to formally announce my resignation from the cabinet of His Excellency, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.
“I wish to thank God Almighty for giving me the grace and opportunity to serve as Commissioner for Local Government and now exiting as Commissioner for Special Duties, serving my fellow Kwarans and representing Pategi Local Government in our drive to better the lot of Kwarans.
“Life is in phases and I’m bold to say that having journeyed the political terrain with His Excellency, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, now is the time for me to leave and focus on new ideals.
“Going forward, my interest in Community Service and Grassroots’ Development will continue.
“Once again, I would like to thank Almighty Allah, the People of Patigi, Kwarans, our dear party,the All Progressives Congress, APC and most of all, His Excellency for bringing me into politics. May Allah reward him and continue to be his guide as he pilots the affairs of our dear State.”