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Kwara Commissioner Garners Praise and Standing Ovation from NGO

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Kwara State commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Honourable Toyosi Thomas, has received encomiums on her well earned appointment by the State Governor, Abdulrasaq Abdulraham.

She received the highly praises on the occasion of the International Women’s Day celebrated annually on 8th March, 2024.

The applause is coming from Mrs Joy Bolarin (aka Madam Jibore), Executive Director, Jibore Impeccable Foundation, an NGO committed to building capacities of people with Disabilities to help maximize their potentials and gain self reliance.

While commending Governor Abdulrasaq Abdulraham for appointing Toyosi as Commissioner, Madam Jibore, also lauded his special needs friendly approach in his political appointments.

According to her, “Governor Abdulrazaq has so far proven to be one of the country’s most inclusive incumbent governor – with three of his permanent secretaries and a Senior Special Adviser on Disability being persons with disabilities.”

The executive director further acknowledged the Governor’s support for the foundation and persons with disabilities in the state. She charged other state administrators to emulate him.

Toyosi’s appointment comes on the back of her unwavering commitment to excellence and a string of stellar performances in her previous office as Senior Special Assistant to the governor on NGO affairs.

Her name rings various positive notes to different people within the State. To her community in Isin LGA of the state, she is a “good daughter” of the soil. To the various NGOs in Kwara State, she is an exceptional leader who has left lasting impact, and to those who have had the privilege of working closely with her, she’s a great mentor -selfless, dedicated and inspirational.

Throwing enormous praises, Madam Jibore said “Mrs Thomas is one woman who bestride a political space beleaguered by double dealings, corruption and self aggrandizement with the rare virtues of godly integrity and selflessness that stands her from the pack.

“For her, the privileges and powers of political position are meant, first and foremost for advancing humanity. She is a humanitarian par excellence. Dedicated, hardworking and largely independent, this paradigm of public service is indeed reason to tell ourselves that good and selfless people with godly fear still exist in every field of human endeavors, not the least, government.”

She added, “the new political appointee is easy going, humble, respectful, selfless, and friendly. Always ready to serve, result oriented, God fearing, and easily identifies with worthy projects/causes backed by integrity.

“Toyosi is an active actor and encourager of humanitarian causes. She is always encouraging others with similar passion to help humanity but have little or no resources to carry out their wish. She firmly believes that “So far you are doing impact driven programs for the benefit of humanity, whether people support you or not, God will open doors for you to get it done”. You will never be stranded with God, she enthuses.

“In an era rife with government officials collecting kickbacks and embezzling public funds, Toyosi is one of the few individuals that still keep their hands unsoiled. It is on record that this gold hearted woman sometimes spends her personal money to ensure the success of government initiated programs.

“As Senior Special Assistant to the State Governor on Non-Governmental Organization affairs, she left indelible memories of excellence in service by her untainted integrity, inspirational leadership and selfless service. It was while serving in that capacity that Toyosi took a special interest in organizations dedicated to persons with disabilities. One of these is Jibore Impeccable Foundation. Interestingly, Madam Jibore is another person of integrity – indeed as the old saying goes, like-minds attract.

“It is this integrity factor and a commitment to value adding, people oriented service that forms a common ground for both women.”

Joy Bolarin believes that our society will be much better off if political office holders, stakeholders, and indeed every other privileged individual out there would emulate Toyosi’s big heartedness towards persons with disabilities, the disadvantaged and the vulnerable.

“Tall and elegant, brilliant and articulate, Toyosi combines measured cosmopolitanism with a heart of gold.

“This unassuming technocrat brings to her new position over two decades cognate experience in social development, business advisory and financial management. Her academic pedigree includes a bachelor degree in business administration (accounting) from Howard university, Washington DC. She graduated cum laude. Toyosi also holds a Masters degree (business administration) and professional certification in financial management from the renowned Johns Hopkins’ Carey business school, United States of America.

“A go-getter par excellence, she won public admiration by hitting the ground running on assuming office as new Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development – striking strategic partnerships with key stakeholders in the State to take agriculture and other developmental indices to greater heights. It began with a rallying charge to the ministry’s workforce where she demanded renewed dedication to fast tracking the State government’s policy thrust for the ministry.

“Within the short period of her appointment, Toyosi’s action styled leadership has seen the revival of a number of laudable agricultural and rural development initiatives geared towards ensuring food security to alleviate the suffering masses.

“With her at the helm of affairs, the coast looks clear for an unforgettable experience in the State’s agricultural and rural developmental milestones.

“And she has only just begun. Going by her records so far, hopes are high, and it’s no exaggeration to project that from a humble community in Kwara State has risen yet another amazon in the mold of the Dora Akunyilis, Oby Ezekwesilis, Ngozi Okonjo-Iwealas and other outstanding women leaders Nigeria boasts of.

“Definitely a star to watch in the public service arena, there’s no doubt that given the right exposure and opportunity she has what it takes to excel at federal level – to write the country’s name in gold among the comity of nations.

“Indeed, people like her who bring the better angels of human nature into public service are worth projecting in the most positive light. Such honor isn’t just well earned, it serves as motivation for even greater service.”

Jibore Impeccable Foundation, one of Nigeria’s most ethical NGOs is on a mission to redefine the concept of “Disability” as “This Ability”. It operates on the firm belief that disability isn’t inability but a unique ability.

With over 1000 PWDs impacted, over 5m raised in funds, and food items distributed to 300+ households during the COVID-19 pandemic and at different times. This foundation revives businesses of people with disability affected by scourge. The NGO prioritizes talent development, financial empowerment, mind empowerment, advocacy and charities (feeding, medicals,education, accomodations, etc for the vulnerable). Check out the good work of the foundation at https://jiborefoundation.com


Joy March 19, 2024 - 10:13 am

Honourable Toyosi Thomas is a rare personality hard to come by in the public service sector,her exemplary selfless life is second to none,she put God first,then follow by humanity above personal interest

Adeyemi Adebakin March 21, 2024 - 1:50 pm

Keep up the good work, Honourable ma. May the Lord grant you more wisdom! Well done Madam Jibore, you are one in a kind????????????????

Stephen Olufemi Oni March 19, 2024 - 12:50 pm

It is commendable and a thing of joy that we have such a humane personality like the Kwara state Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Honourable Toyosi Thomas in the public service who allows the fear of God all, milk of human kindness and service to humanity to be her watchwords. You are a rare gem Madam Toyosi Thomas having impacted humanity, including Jibore Impeccable Foundation, so positively within a short period you have spent in the administration of Governor AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq. Keep the flag flying a great woman of virtue, and never be complacent because it is greater height for you in Jesus name. Stephen Olufemi Oni.

Olu Glory March 19, 2024 - 2:20 pm

Honorable Toyosi Thomas you are a rare Gem and your kind gesture is recognized and well appreciated. We pray the good God will continue to strengthen you ma’am. Amen

Salami Blessing March 19, 2024 - 2:42 pm

God bless you ma for the great job more grease to your elbow in Jesus name

Alimat Sadiat Abdulsalam March 19, 2024 - 2:51 pm

“I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near”. This is done by putting God Almighty first in your doing followed by service to humanity especially with person with disability. Honourable Toyosi Thomas is a rare person that is rare to see in public service sector and I pray to God Almighty to continue to be with you, your household and your administration. May your children be greater than you are. Thy Lord is your strength ma.
Abdulsalam Alimat from Disability group

Rotimi(J-soft Technology) March 19, 2024 - 3:12 pm

This is a good move…. Honorable Thomas Toyosi your kind ability and gesture is well figure out and well appreciate, for the good things you have been doing towards people with disability, dont forget that there’s more ability in people with disability in the society. As you have been appointed with new position, don’t forget your good doing with us.

Christie March 19, 2024 - 4:37 pm

God bless you, Mrs. Thomas! We hope to have more selfless people like you in power.

Thank you!

Adebayo Yusuf Tunde March 19, 2024 - 4:38 pm

Well done

Solomon Adedayo March 19, 2024 - 4:52 pm

This is amazing and commendable impact, With this movement I believe that inclusive of disability in the government will the society a better place for all.

Tope Nwaokeke March 19, 2024 - 5:05 pm

WOW Awesome weldone for this great opportunity thank you God bless you keep you protect you.

Bolarin Olabode March 19, 2024 - 5:58 pm

Beyond doubt our honourable commissioner for Agriculture Madam Toyosi is a great joy to humanity and an epitome of love, who is selfless, generous and a believer leaving no stone untouched to make people happy and madam Joy Jibore the Dorcas of our time putting smiles on the faces of the less privileged God will reward you abundantly Amen

Rilwanu Hamisu March 19, 2024 - 6:17 pm

Your Excellency sir.

We appreciate you for well appointment to Mrs joy Bolarin aka madam JIBORE and the CEO.
We pray to Almighty God to continue blessings her and grant her the strongest well of her discharge of the duties!

Salami Oluwaseun Folake March 19, 2024 - 6:28 pm

Honourable Ma you are well appreciated God blessings continue to follow you ijmn
And to our own dear madam jibore you will continue to waxing stronger ijmn

Jonathan ADEGOKE Olanrewaju March 20, 2024 - 10:22 am

A selfless and unrelenting leaders. Keep up the good work you are doing. You will ever remain relevant to our generation and even to the generation to come.

Taiwo Laide March 19, 2024 - 6:36 pm

She’s such a wonderful and a role model.keep it up

Tholex March 19, 2024 - 7:39 pm

It’s no surprise that madam jibore is a shining light. Her humanitarianism is abinibi that’s not just ability.

Bisade Phillips March 19, 2024 - 7:50 pm

May God continue to bless these two Amazons of our time. Our amiable commissioner Mrs. Toyosi Thomas and ever-able madam Jibore.
Your impeccable nature always speaks volumes and it’s laudable.

Gift Watchful March 19, 2024 - 8:04 pm

This is highly commendable. She should be an example for every other public servants. Greater heights she shall attain

Idowu Oluwatobi Adewale March 19, 2024 - 8:12 pm

This is really wonderful, I hope that this will motivate other public figures to touch the less privilege ones. Kudos to you.

Ogheneruemu Alexander March 19, 2024 - 8:09 pm

Cheering to see a public office holder of such high position holding up humanity as the mantra of her game.

Greater heights ma’am

Dr. Ahmed Rufai Ahmed March 19, 2024 - 8:11 pm

The moment we begin to see an examplinary leader of the like of honourable commissioner, it show that people with disabilities or disabilities communities are in safer hands. I will also employ other disability organizations to follow suit of jibbore foundation of ideas of disabilities inclusiveness in all areas of government policies and programs

Obayemi Ibiyemi March 19, 2024 - 8:13 pm

Thanks be to God for the sterling qualities being displayed by our exemplary commissioner of Agriculture,Mr Toyosi Thomas, great thanks to Him also for the life of Madam Jibore who has showered her with these, she possesses such too. May the Lord bless your tenure with impactful results and open greater doors of using these for serving humanity for you.
More of God’s grace upon Madam Jibore and her endeavors in serving humanity too in Jesus’ mighty name Amen.

Mercy Ahanonu March 19, 2024 - 8:38 pm

This is a huge one and we hope that Jibore Foundation goes farther than it has.

Adesina Bose March 19, 2024 - 10:20 pm

Wow!!! This is highly commendable… Honourable Toyosi Thomas, God bless you for d good work you are doing for humanity. God will continue to strengthen and uphold you in Jesus mighty Name Amen. I also appreciate Madam JIBORE for her service to humanity. More of God’s Grace upon you both IJN

Daniel Alawode Omolade March 19, 2024 - 10:53 pm

Thanks to honorable Toyosi. You’re a blessing to your generation.

Khamis March 19, 2024 - 11:33 pm

This is very laudable. If all public servants are this all inclusive in their dealings, our communities will be devoid of lack and segregation of some section of the people. I pray we have more of madam Toyosi.
May God bless madam Jibore as well for her selfless service to always carry her community along.

Bro. Oji O. Oji March 20, 2024 - 3:35 am

Mrs. Toyosi Thomas is a giant both in physique and character. She is a special gift from God almighty to Kwara state at a time like this. That Madam Jibore Abolarin, who herself is an icon, is promoting her speaks volumes. May the all-knowing God keep you steadfast in the good path you have chosen as you discharge your duties to the good people of Kwara state in Jesus Christ’s name amen

Ronke March 20, 2024 - 6:57 am

Kudos to our great giant woman of substance,this is highly commendable.greqter height to her.

Mrs. J. A. Odewale March 20, 2024 - 8:04 am


May Almighty God continue to uphold the amiable commissioner.

Madam Jibore, you are extraordinary. You will continue to be relevant.

Olayinka samson March 20, 2024 - 9:24 am

This is very wonderful from her, this is the kind of person we are looking for in this country I just pray and hope that other people will be able to do what this wonderful woman have done to humanity. My prayer is that God should keep on strengthen her, and also keep on providing for her and her family know even weapons against her shall prosper

Hassan Issa Toyin March 20, 2024 - 9:48 am

Mts Toyosi Thomas is a round peg in a round hole,I pray for God’s guidance in her day-to-day affairs.more Grease to your elbows.

Emereuwaonu Oluwaseun Itunu March 20, 2024 - 9:54 am

Thanks so much for all you are doing ma, thanks for be voice for the voiceless, thanks for carrying other people challenges even when you have yours, thanks for putting smiles on people’s faces despite the challenges in the country, thanks for choosing to serve humanity in a time like this, God blessed the day I came in contact with you & God bless your birth. Thanks so much ma. Love you to the moon back. More grace, more strength???? and more anointing IJMN AMEN????.

Tawakalt Abdulkareem March 20, 2024 - 11:05 am

A great role model, we are so much proud of you, well done ma.

Olatunji Ajiboye March 20, 2024 - 12:03 pm

This is actually acting out the purpose of God on humanity.
Kudos to the commissioner and Jibore foundation convener.

Oluwatoyin Ibiwoye March 20, 2024 - 12:56 pm

Hon. Toyosi Thomas is a rare gem. An industrious, intelligent, articulate and a woman of impeccable character. Highly committed to serving people without self interest. No wonder she was rewarded with this notable appointment. I wish her great success in her new office

MADU Elizabeth March 20, 2024 - 3:29 pm

Hon. Toyosi indeed is towing a path worthy of emulation and a challenge to parents to properly groom the girl child for a laudable future. The girl child’s place is not just the kitchen but to be relevant in the society, positively impacting the society as Hon. Toyosi is being helped of God to do. Her simplicity is equally infectious. Indeed, putting on expensive clothes does not indicate that the person is really influential! Kudos my Lady!

Shola Bello March 20, 2024 - 6:35 pm

Welldone ma for the great job done, infact you are a virtuous woman that will be remembered everywhere your name is being mentioned.

Folorunsho Obafemi March 23, 2024 - 8:16 pm

Indeed human resources supersede other resources on earth ???? and even beneath the surface of the earth.


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