Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has made history with his appointment of Dr Lola Sawyerr, Georgia-based policy analyst and member of several diaspora bodies, including the Kwara State Association of Nigeria (North America), as his Focal Person on Diaspora Matters.
A statement on Wednesday by Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor made public the appointment.
Dr. Sawyerr holds a Bachelor of Arts Economics and Masters of Economics, both from Clark Atlanta University, and a doctoral degree in curriculum, instruction and assessments from Walden University.
She has worked at various places as a teacher, tax analyst, statistician, and policy analyst — all in the United States of America. She was also a Deputy Manager at the Equity Bank of Nigeria. She is currently an educator in the Georgia State School system.
“Her appointment, a first in the state, underscores the desire of the administration to harvest the inputs and expertise of diaspora Kwarans in the development of the north central state,” the statement said.
“She was until her appointment the public relations officer of KSANG (Georgia Chapter), a position she assumed in 2014; national treasurer of KSANG National between 2018 and 2020; and a member of the African Community Centre Indianapolis between 2001 and 2005.”
The statement further described her appointment as based on the excellent report of the nominee’s pedigrees and loyalty, steadfastness and favourable disposition to the cause of the administration.
The Governor urges her to bring her wealth of experience and sterling qualities to bear on the state assignment, it added.