FOLLOW UP: How stakeholders prevented Pategi from resigning

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Hajiah Aisha Ahman Pategi

• Commissioner succumbs to pleas

Ms Aisha Ahman Pategi, Commissioner for Special Duties (former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs) in Kwara State has been in the news for a couple of days over a mild disagreement she had with her finance counterpart, Mrs Florence Oyeyemi Olasunbo, which snowballed into plan to resign from the cabinet of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.

Recall that The Ravens, in an earlier report, narrated what led to the disagreement and how it degenerated to the extent that Pategi planned to exit the cabinet of Governor AbdulRazaq.

However, in a new twist to the development, The Ravens has learnt that the commissioner has finally succumbed to pleas from different quarters, and therefore has repealed her decision to leave the AbdulRazaq-led administration any moment from now.

Speaking with The Ravens, an unimpeachable source within the government, who pleaded not to be named, confirmed the first story published by the medium, saying that the commissioner already perfected her plans to leave because she was very dissatisfied at how things turned out.

The source further noted that this led to rumbles and concerns within the government, adding however that the issue has since been resolved with the intervention of highly placed personalities, especially in the Northern part of the state.

“Pategi has since resumed in her new office. She’s not leaving anytime soon, I can assure you. However, to be candid with you, she had previously contemplated leaving because she was not satisfied with what played out in her disagreement with the Finance Commissioner.

“We thank God that with the interventions of important personalities, the issue has been resolved. Pategi is a very brilliant and resourceful woman. She works with diligence and is very committed to public good. This administration cannot afford to lose her,” the source said.

Findings by The Ravens also tacitly lend credence to the claims of the source. As of today, the commissioner visited the Transmission Company of Nigeria, where she advocated for improved power supply in Kwara State and conveyed the regards of the Governor to officials of the agency.

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