Secretary to the State Government

Alhaji Sola Isiaka Gold

Secretary to the State Government

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Alhaji Sola Isiaka Gold was born November 30, 1957 in Ilorin, Kwara State.He attended Ansarul Islam Primary School, Ilorin from 1963 to 1970 where he obtained his primary school leaving certificate. In the year 1971, he was admitted in to Government Secondary School Ilorin and finished in the year 1975. Alhaji Isiaka Gold attended the University of Benin, Benin City from 1980 to 1982 where he obtained a Barchelor degree in Education Science (Biology) and in 1989 he obtained his Masters degree in Education Science from the University of Ilorin. After attaining his Masters degree from the University of Ilorin, he proceeded to Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto from 1993 to 1995 where he attained a Master of Business Administration degree.

Alhaji Isiaka Gold was made the Chief Personnel Officer (Finance & Supply), Ministry of Information, Social Development, Youth, Sports and Culture in Ilorin in the year 1996 to 1999. He later became the Chief Administrative Officer (Finance) for the Ministry of Women Affairs, Ilorin in the year 1999 – 2000. In the year 2000 to 2003, Alhaji Isiaka Gold was the assistant Director of Protocol, Protocol directorate, Government House Ilorin and later became the Assistant Director (Establishment & Pension), office of the Head of service, Ilorin between the year 2003 and 2005.

In the year 2005 to 2006, he was the executive secretary, state pension board, Ilorin and later became the Sole administrator, Oyun Local Government, Ilemona in the year 2006 to 2007. Alhaji Isiaka Gold was made the permanent secretary (General Services),

Governor’s Office Ilorin in the year 2007 to 2009 and was trasferred to the Kwara State Liason office, Abuja where he became the Permanent secretary from the year 2009 to 2011. In the year 2011, he was appointed as the Secretary to the State Government under the administration of Alhaji Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, the executive Governor of Kwara State.

Some of the positions and responsibilities held by Alhaji Isiaka Gold are as follows;

  • Secretary, Local Government Election Monitoring Team, Ilorin West Local Government, March 1996.
  • Secretary, Kwara State Government Book Writing Project, Ministry of Education, Ilorin, 1992 – 1993.
  • Acting Deputy Director, Curriculum Division, Ministry of Education, Ilorin, 1992.
  • Secretary Committee on improved condition of service for Magistrates in Kwara State, February, 2004.
  • Secretary Committee on ways of settling outstanding Liabilities on Pensions and Gratuities in Kwara State, October, 2005.
  • Secretary Committee on the Review of Minimum Wage in Kwara State, March, 2006.
  • Secretary Board of Trustees of Michael Sunday Agboola Foundation, 2005.
  • Member, Committee on Domestication of Civil Service Books in Kwara State, 2006.
  • Member, Local Government Pensions Board, Ilorin, 2006.
  • Member, Presidential Committee on the Review of Tariffs and Fiscal Incentives, Abuja, 2010.
  • Secretary, PDP Presidential Reconciliation Committee, Abuja, 2011.
  • Member Board of Directors, New Nigeria Development Company, Kaduna, 2011 to date.
  • Chairman, Committee on the Review of the Performance of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in line with the Medium Term Sectoral Strategy (MTSS). 2012.
  • Alternate Chairman, Implementation Committee on Kwara State Agricultural Modernisation Master Plan (KAMP), 2012.
  • President Zehr Club, Ilorin, 1985 – 1987.
  • Member, Ilorin Descendant Progressive Union (IDPU), Sokoto Branch, 1993 – 1995.
  • Chairman, MBA Students Association Revenue Mobilization, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, April 1995.

He is happily married with four children.

Head of Service

Mrs. Zahra Muazu Omar

Head of Service

Mrs. Zamrs-zahra-muazu-omar-head-of-servicehra Muazu Omar was born May 25, 1959 in Wawalold Bussa. She attended Local Education Authority Primary School, Gwanara in Ilorin from 1967-1972. Also in 1972, she was admitted in the Borgu secondary school, new Bussa, for her secondary education and graduated in 1977. She proceeds to attend Kwara state college of education, Ilorin and finished her programme in 1981. In 1988, she gained admission into Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and obtained a degree of bachelor of education in science education in 1990, also she attended the University of Ilorin, Ilorin and obtained a degree of bachelor of education in education management in 2007. Mrs. Zahra Muazu Omar also obtained a masters of public administration of the University of Ilorin in 2010.

She served her fatherland under the national youth service corps (NYSC) programme as a teacher in 1981/1982 at Ilorin grammar school Ilorin. In 1982 she worked as the assistant education officer II Ilorin Teachers College (ITC). She later got promoted in 1985 to the Assistant education officer I, Ilorin Teachers College (ITC). And also, in 1988 she was promoted to the Higher Assistant education officer, Ilorin. Ilorin Teachers College (ITC). In 1991, she was appointed the Senior Assistant Education Officer, Ilorin Teachers College (ITC). In 1992 she was converted to Senior Education Officer. In 1993, she got an inter-service transfer as Senior Admin Officer in Kwara state water corporation. Also, she was the principal Admin Officer, then the Assistant Chief Admin Officer. In May 1999, she was appointed the Assistant chief Admin Officer in Ministry of Finance and then in July that same year she was appointed the Assistant Chief Admin Officer in Ministry of Information and Home Affairs. Ranging from June 2002 till September 2009, she was the Assistant Chief Admin Officer, Office of Head of Service, The Chief Admin Officer, Office of Head of Service and also the Assistant Director, Office of Head of Service.

In September 2009, she was promoted to the Director, Office of Head of Service (E&P). On the 4th of April 2011, she was again promoted to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry. In October 2011, she was the Permanent Secretary, Office of Head of Service. On the 29th of May 2015, she was later promoted to the Head of Service. Mrs. Zahra Muazu Omar is a member of the verification committee on primary school staff of the local governments in Kwara state. She is also a member committee on Chieftaincy problems Ikerin-Opin and Etan communities in Ekiti Local Government area of Kwara state. Mrs. Omar is part of the secretary committee on state audit of Kwara state Town Planning and Development Authority. She is also a member of the chairman committee of the draft White Paper of the report of staff Audit physical Verification and Biometric Screening of staff of all the sixteen (16) Local Government Areas in Kwara state. Mrs. Zahra Muazu Omar enjoys farming, sports, knitting, baking and reading.

Chief of Staff

Alhaji Yusuf Babatunde Abdulwahab

Chief of Staff

Alhaji Yusalhaji-yusuf-babatunde-abdulwahab-chief-of-staffuf Babatunde Abdulwahab was born on March 23, 1959 in Ilorin. He attended Baboko and Okelele Primary Schools both in Ilorin for his primary education. In 1973, he was admitted in to the prestigious Government Secondary School, Ilorin for his secondary education and graduated in 1978. He proceeds to attend the then School of Basic Studies of Kwara State College of Technology (now kwara Polytechnic), Ilorin and finished his programme in 1980. In 1980, he gained admission in to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and obtained a degree of Bachelor of Science in Economics in 1983. Alhaji Abdulwahab also obtained a Master of Business Administration of the University of Ilorin in 2008.

He served his fatherland under the National Youth Service (NYSC) Programme as a class teacher in 1983/1984 at Benue state Polytechnic, Gbokolo. In 1984, he joined the service of Kwara State Schools Management Board as a secondary teacher and was deployed to Okeya High School, Okeya-Ipo. In 1989, he was employed by Nigerian Merchant Bank Limited (a foremost merchant bank in Nigeria) as Analyst where he rose to the position of an Assistant Manager before he resigned to joined the services of Citi-Trust Merchant Bank Limited (which later transformed to Union Merchant Bank Limited). His entire banking world was in the area of Corporate and Investment Banking

In 1996, he left banking industry to explore other sectors of the economy and joined the firm of Platform Nigeria Limited (an Agrochemical and allied company) as General Manager. In 2000, he moved on to join Profund Securities Limited (a renowned stockbroking company) and rose to attain the position of Executive Director of the company before he left in year 2011. His entrepreneurial streak propelled him to form and start his own company, Hamk Investcorp Limited, an investment and finance consultancy company. In June 2012, he joined Harmony Holdings Limited as the pioneer Group Managing Director/CEO and in December 2012, he was appointed the Director-General of the State Bureau of Lands. He was in this position until May 29, 2015 when he was appointed the Chief of Staff, to the Executive Governor of Kwara State.

Alhaji Abdulwahab enjoys seeking for knowledge, this quest therefore encouraged him to attend lot of  courses, seminars, workshops and trainings which include International Banking Course, 1990; National Conference on Capital Market; Corporate Finance and issue packaging, 1992; Total Quality Management, 2004; Integrated Financial Management by EuroMoney in Johannesburg, 2006 among others.

Alhaji Abdulwahab is happily married and blessed four children. His hobbies includes, reading autobiographies of world leaders, watching movies, playing golf. He is also widely travelled to different part of the world.

Deputy Chief of Staff

Ogungbe, Daniel Adeleke

Deputy Chief of Staff

Mr OGogungbe-daniel-adeleke-deputy-chief-of-staffUNGBE Daniel Adeleke was born on the 26th of November, 1959. He is an indigene of Kwara State and hails from Ekiti Local Government Area. He attended The Seventh-Day Adventist Primary School, Abule-Egba Lagos for his primary education.In 1973, he was admitted to Western College, Yaba, Lagos for his secondary education and graduated in 1978. In the year 1979, he proceeded to Kwara State College of Technology where he attained the Cambridge University ‘A’ Levels. In 1980, he gained admission in toUniversity of Ilorin and obtained a degree of Bachelor of Science in 1986.

After spending 18 years in the banking industry traversing all areas of commercial banking, Mr Ogunbge retired as an Assistant General Manager in the year 2004. In the year 2006, he was appointed as the Special Assistant on Transport to the Ex-Governor of Kwara State Alhaji Dr.Abubarkar Bukola Saraki before becoming the Senior Special Assistant on Emergency in the same administration. Presently, he is the Deputy Chief of Staff appointed by His Excellency Alhaji Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed since the year 2011. He is happily married with four children.