Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has today, August 19 made new appointments into his cabinet.
The governor named retired Brigadier-General Saliu Tunde Bello, one-time Colonel General Staff for the Nigerian contingent in the Liberian war and former military Governor, as his Special Adviser on Security.
He also appointed Aliyu Muyideen, an intelligence and counterterrorism expert, as Senior Special Assistant on Security.
Government spokesperson, Rafiu Ajakaye, who made the announcement, said, “the assemblage of a crack security team comes as the Governor pushes harder for more investments in Kwara State.
According to him, “Brigadier-General Bello, who hails from Erin Ile in Oyun Local Government area, was military Governor of Kebbi State between 1993 and 1996. He was a colonel general staff for the Nigerian contingent in Liberia, and Chief Instructor at Military School in Zaria between 1988 and 1992, among other roles.
“Apart from other military courses in Pakistan and India, he attended Nigerian Military School Zaria and Mons Officer Cadet School Aldershot England and was commissioned into the Nigerian army in 1971. He retired in 1999.
On the other hand, Aliyu Muyideen, who retired as principal staff officer operations (DSS), has a master’s degree in Peace and Strategic Studies from the University of Ilorin where he had earlier bagged a Bachelor of Arts in History.
Muyideen, who comes from Ilorin, had trainings in advance investigation, intelligence analysis, counterterrorism, advance vetting, explosive ordinance, and detective basics, among others, according to a statement by Ajakaye.