President Muhammadu Buhari appointed another former assistant of Senator Ibikunle Amosun into the new board of the Federal Inland Revenue Service to represent the south-west.
Despite Amosun’s suspension from the All Progressives Congress (APC),
Latest Nigeria News reports that Adewale Ogunyomade was a Special Adviser for Rural Development to Amosun. His name was sent to the Senate, along with others, for confirmation, in accordance with Section 3 (2) of the Federal Revenue Service (Establishment) Act, 2007.
Amosun managed to push his loyal politicians to the Buhari government, fueling speculation that the president is very pleased with him.
Recall that the former Ogun State Governor and Senator representing Ogun Central was suspended from the APC by the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, for alleged anti-party activities.
But the lawmaker has been able to outsmart his rivals from Ogun State, including former Governor Olusegun Osoba, by having all Federal political appointments into his camp, without any recourse to the incumbent Gov. Dapo Abiodun.
Latestalert recalls that Amosun’s former Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Olamilekan Adegbite, was appointed as the Minister of Mines and Steel Development.
He also succeeded in pushing his former Commissioner for Special Duties and InterGovernmental Affairs, Adeleke Adewolu, to be appointed as the executive commissioner, Stakeholder Engagement, at the Nigeria Communications Commission.
In the same vein, Amosun’s former Commissioner, Urban and Physical Planning, Mrs Ronke Sokefun, was appointed as the chairman of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Also, Bisi Adegbuyi became the Postmaster-General/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Postal Services through Amosun’s influence.