Twenty six-year-old Abdulrasheed Kashamu has become the youngest member of the 10th Ogun State House of Assembly, following its inauguration on Tuesday, June 20.
The young Kashamu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who took his oath of office alongside other 25 members of the Assembly, represents Ijebu North 1.
The 26-year-old lawmaker is the son of late Senator Buruji Kashamu who represented Ogun East at the 8th Senate.
Speaking, Abdulrasheed promised to operate an open-door policy to his constituents, regardless of party affiliations in order to ensure good representation of the people of Ijebu Igbo.
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“We are entrepreneurial in Ijebu North, and creating more jobs will be my primary focus by supporting artisans, market traders, farmers, businesses, particularly the youth and women, with easily accessible loans and skill acquisition programmes,” he said.
Shortly after signing the oath of office, Abdulrasheed met with Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, as they exchanged pleasantries.
The lawmaker also thanked his constituents who turned out in Abeokuta in their numbers to show their support.
Abdulrasheed graduated from Brunel University, London, where he bagged his B.Sc in International Business and Management.
He also received his Master of Science (M.Sc) degree in International Financial Management from the University of Surrey. He graduated with Merit in 2018.
Meanwhile, a former Speaker of the Assembly, Kunle Oluomo, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was re-elected as Speaker unopposed.
Oluomo, who represents Ifo I, was nominated by Lamidi Olatunji (Ado/Odo-Ota II) and seconded by Owodeh Waliu (PDP–Ijebu East).