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AbdulRazaq, Lawan commission major projects in Kwara

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRaman AbdulRazaq today joined the Senate President, Alhaji Ahmed Lawan, to commission and flag-off projects facilitated by the Senator representing Kwara Central at the National Assembly, Dr Ibrahim Yahya Oloriegbe.

The projects commissioned were the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Budo Egba, the Comprehensive Health Centre, Oko Olowo, the Ilorin Emirate Mobile Health Clinic and the foundation laying of the Drugs and Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Centre Budo Egba.

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq recalled that Senator Ibrahim Yahya Oloriegbe promised to surpass his predecessor, noting that three years down the line, the people of Kwara Central can testify to the real essence of legislative representation.

Governor AbdulRazaq, who was represented by his Deputy, Mr Kayode Alabi, stated that in three years, the senator had sponsored eight bills of substantial national importance to his credit.

‘One of it has been assented to by the President. This has led to establishing the Federal Psychiatric Hospital in Budo Egba, in Asa Local Government Area,’ he said.

‘Just like our administration, whose footprints exist in every part of Kwara State in terms of physical and social infrastructure, equitable distribution of government jobs, and safety nets, we are proud to identify with Senator Oloriegbe for setting a new record in excellent representation for Kwara Central in the Nigerian Senate’, Governor AbdulRazaq added.

Speaking further, Governor AbdulRazaq commended Senator Oloriegbe for organising the town hall meeting, which he said is another platform to give adequate feedback to the people whose interests are being represented at every level of government.

In his address, Senate President Senator Ahmed Lawan said the federal government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari cares about the youth and their future, which explains why the medical facility is being sited in the Asa Local Government Area Kwara State.

He added that youth are the leaders of tomorrow, which is why all hands must be on deck to preserve the nation’s future from the menace of substance abuse. He appealed to all tiers of government and well-spirited Nigerians to ensure they were active and prevent the youths from being victims of drug abuse.

Senator Yahya Oloriegbe explained that Otoge is about good governance and delivering the dividends of democracy to the people who have had to bear the brunt of bad leadership.

He solicited the support of all and sundry for Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to take Kwara State to enviable heights.

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Jubilation As Kwaran Emerges Chancellor Of UK Varsity

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated Mrs Yekemi Otaru (née Awoseyin) on her installation as the chancellor of University of West Scotland in the United Kingdom.

Mrs Otaru, an entrepreneur known for her mentorship programme and support for women in many third world countries, is the daughter of Dr Raphael Sunday Awoseyin from Ayedun town of Oke Ero Local Government Area of Kwara State.

In a statement obtained by The FidelinfoNews issued by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, the statement reads:

“We express our congratulations to Mrs Yekemi Otaru, her family, and the Oke Ero community on this historic feat. We are proud to see another Kwaran becoming a historic figure that is celebrated for her accomplishments and her commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion,” the Governor said.

“We believe that Mrs Otaru’s story, and similar ones like hers, will continue to inspire younger ones to succeed at what they do and commit to greater ideals in the service of humanity.”

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Osun: Make Provision For Disabilities, APC Tells INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been urged by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to offer provision for voters with impairments as the Osun governorship election approaches (PWD).

The party’s National Leader for Persons Living with Disabilities (PWDs), Hon. Tolu Bankole, in a statement obtained on Friday, told INEC to show demonstrable improvement on election day by making sure those who have one physical challenge or the other can vote without hassles on July 16.

While commending INEC for the voter education and sensitization training for visually impaired voters on the use of Braille Ballots ahead of the Osun 2022 election, Bankole noted that the commission must allay the fears of people with special needs and assure them that Osun would be an improvement on “the noticable flaws” witnessed in the recently held Ekiti election.

According to him, for an election to be credible, its process must be well understood by the electorates irrespective of their status.

He stated, therefore, that the votes of Persons With Disabilities, considering their huge numbers, must count on election day.

To guarantee the inclusion of the physically challenged in the election, the APC National Working Committee (NWC) member, advised INEC to address issues bothering on: absence of braille easy language; lack sign language interpreters at polling units; lack of dedicated queue for the physically challenged; restriction of vehicular movements on election day among others.

He enjoined INEC to justify the inclusion of persons living with disability in the Electoral Act by improving on the noticeable flaws in the Ekiti gubernatorial election.

He called on all eligible PWDs voters in Osun to go out en masse and vote, without fear of molestation and harassment, saying the new electoral law has paved the way for them o be incorporated into the electoral process.

 

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AbdulRazaq Congratulates Offa-Born Laws Scholar On Professorial Rank

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated Offa-born law scholar Yusuf Abdulrasheed Musa on his elevation to the rank of a full professor of law at the University of Abuja.

In a statement on Friday, the Governor commended Professor Abdulrasheed for being a good inspiration to current and upcoming generations, saying the elevation was deserving and a pointer to greater things ahead.

“I congratulate our brother and a distinguished Kwaran, Prof. Yusuf Abdulrasheed, on this academic accomplishment. His story is a fine example of how hard work, determination, brilliance, and being steadfast in one’s belief in God can make all the difference in the life of a man,” the Governor said in the statement.

“We especially appreciate the law professor for being a promoter of dialogue and peace back home. We pray Allah to continue to protect the law scholar and grant him good health and long life to reap the fruits of his labour.”

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