Kwara Gov Names STEM Expert Dr. Ariyike Salau Special Adviser on Education, Others

Kwara State Governor @RealAARahman has appointed Dr. Adetola Ariyike Salau as Special Adviser on Education, with a focus on policy development in the critical sector.

Dr. Salau, an indigene of Ifelodun, is a renowned education policy expert with specialisation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) — an area in which she has published several books and articles, including STEM is Key — a resource book for understanding and deploying STEM education; STEM Activities in Algebra Geometry and Personal Finance; and STEM Activities for Primary and Junior Secondary Schools.

She was, until May 29 this year, Senior Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on Education.

Salau holds a doctorate degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning from University of Buffalo, State University of New York.

Her first degree was from Fordham University, where she was the best graduating student, while she had her master’s degree from Syracuse University.

The governor has also appointed Alhaji Saadu Salahu, a public relations expert and community leader, as Senior Adviser and Counsellor.

The governor also reappointed Mr. Kolo Majin Isaiah, a community leader from Patigi, as Senior Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, a portfolio he held in the last dispensation.

Governor Abdulrazaq also appointed Salihu Jemilat (Special Assistant, SDGs); Abdulmumini Kane Habibat (Technical Assistant, Grassroots Empowerment); Ahmed Usman Babakano (Special Assistant, Non-Governmental Affairs); Lawal Abimbola Monsurat (Senior Special Assistant, Women Mobilization); AbdulKareem Alimat Motunrayo (Technical Assistant, Grassroots Empowerment); Falilat Saka (Technical Assistant, Grassroots Empowerment); Abdullateef Atolagbe Adebara (Special Assistant, Humanitarian Affairs); Mindadi Umar Ndagi (Senior Special Assistant, Social Development); Isiaka Yakubu Agodi (Senior Special Assistant, Grassroots Sensitisation).

Other new appointments included Alashi Obasanjo (SSA Domestic Affairs); Caleb Ono Bobi (SSA, Non-Indigenes Relations); Comrade AbdulKareem Onagun (SSA Labour); Engineer Yusuf M. O. (SSA Infrastructure); Abdulmutalib A. Shittu (SSA Geographical Information Service); Moshood Tayo Gobir (SA Security); Issa Isiaka Jega (SA Intercommunity Relations, Hausa); Dr. Rabiat Alabere (SA & Focal Person National Social Investment Programme); Soliu Habeeb Babaoloye (Special Assistant, Special Needs); Chukwugozie Angus Igwebuike (Special Assistant Inter-Community Relations, Igbo); and AbdulHameed Ibrahim Labaeka (SA, Artist).

He also appointed narcotics expert, Olamilekan Mukail Aileru as Special Assistant on Drug Abuse Prevention and Control, while famed young techie Kayode Ishola was named as Special Assistant on Digital Innovation.

Other new appointees were Ogundele Joseph Olabisi (Special Assistant, Local Community Outreach); Ajayi Peter Femi (Special Assistant Social Mobilization); Olateju Rashidat (Special Assistant Urban Markets); and Muhammed Abdullahi (Special Assistant Inter-Community Relations, Fulani).

Rafiu Ajakaye
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor
November 11, 2023