The Oyo State House of Assembly has confirmed Seun Fakorede, a 27-year-old, as commissioner for youth and sport in the state.
Governor Seyi Makinde had sent Fakorede’s name to the Assembly alongside that of Professor Raphael Afonja, and Faosat Joke Sunni in a list of his second batch of cabinet nominees.
The three were screened by the House of Assembly on Thursday, August 21, 2019, and were all approved.
However, the screening exercise didn’t end without drama as a group of elderly men and women were seen carrying placards, condemning Fakorede’s nomination at the Assembly complex in Agodi Secretariat, Ibadan, the state capital
Senior citizens protesting against the appointment of the 27 year old @TheSeunFakorede as Commissioner for youth and sport. pic.twitter.com/QgJwPYitJL
— PatriotAwaking (@PatriotAwaking) August 22, 2019
Despite the protest, Oyo House Speaker, Adebo Ogundoyin, announced the approval Fakorede Seun and two others as commissioners in the state. He said:
“The Oyo State House of Assembly has confirmed 27-year-old Fakorede Seun Temidayo of Ibarapaland and two others as commissioners of the Oyo State Government.”
Fakorede, who graduated from OAU as a civil engineering degree in 2016, is the founder and executive director of Home Advantage Africa, a non-profit outfit “advancing the frontiers of sustainable development in Africa”.
His organization wrote: “It’s official!, Asiwaju Seun Fakorede of Home Advantage has been confirmed by the Oyo State Assembly as the Commissioner for Youths and Sports. Congratulations Asiwaju. More wins to follow.”