Kwara Gov swears in new cabinet members
Moves four commissioners
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has inaugurated five new commissioners and a Special Adviser — amid a minor cabinet reshuffle that saw four others move places.
The FidelinfoNews gathered this was contained in a statement issued by Rafiu Ajakaye, the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary on Tuesday.
The swearing in was preceded by a state executive council meeting presided over by the Governor.
The new cabinet members are: Alhaji Agbaje Wahab (Whyte) who has been assigned to man the Ministry of Water Resources; Ibrahim Akaje (Business, Innovation and Technology); Adenike Harriet Oshatimehin (Solid Minerals); Dr. Afeez Abolore (Tertiary Education); and Lateef Alakawa Gidado (Agric).
The Governor also effected a slight cabinet reshuffle involving four ministries.
Architect Aliyu Mohammed Saifudeen moved from Local Government to Housing and Urban Development, replaced by Aliyu Kora Sabi who was before now in the Ministry of Energy.
Sabi is replaced by Mariam Ahmed Hassana — until now the Commissioner for Special Duties. Olaitan Buraimah moves to Ministry of Special Duties.
The Governor also inaugurated Atiku Abdusalam as Special Adviser on Civic Engagement.
He charged the cabinet to work as a team for a better service delivery to the people of Kwara State.
“With barely one year to the end of our first tenure, I urge you and all other government appointees to be committed to the service of our people,” he said, taking the opportunity to ask cabinet members and ruling APC politicians to run a campaign filled with evidences of government’s achievements and avoid negative campaigns ahead of the 2023 ballot.
“Notwithstanding the coming campaign, every minute should be spent to make life more worth living for the people. I also call on everyone to work as a team for better results.
“As campaign begins in the coming months, we should avoid empty words and maintain decorum at all times. From education sector to health, water, workers’ welfare, access roads, agriculture, support for the elderly and vulnerable, we have tremendous strides to showcase. We can only improve on these achievements.
“Mudslinging does not bring food to the table of ordinary citizens nor guarantee them improved welfare. Name-calling only works for those who have no real ideas about how to move a society forward.
“At a time of national security and economic emergencies, the electorate should demand an immediate shift to issues-based campaign. As an administration, we will constantly speak to the gains of the past three years and sell our agenda for the future.
“I urge you to also work closely with your constituencies and make friends with all, including our political base.
“I congratulate you once again, and wish you all a very impactful tenure of office.”
2023: Kwara PDP and Fake Campaign Promises- Adebayo Faruk
Since political campaigns have begun proper, the Kwara state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has made series of fake campaign promises that Kwarans have welcomed with derision. The recent one was made by the state Publicity Secretary Mr. Tunji Moronfoye. He said PDP would restore the dignity of civil servants if given the opportunity to govern the State in 2023. In the release, he accused the Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq-led administration of making mess of civil servants’ dignity.
It’s public knowledge that it was Tunji Moronfoye’s PDP that made mess of the dignity of the state’s civil servants. PDP treated civil servants like overused clothes and made them suffer for being diligent and patriotic. It was in the Saraki’s inglorious 20 years that the civil servants were made to work for 30 days only to be paid geri-gedi salaries (amputated salaries), and sometimes no pay at all. Still, workers dare not protest the inhumaneness. Of course, Kwara PDP ruled with iron fist.
Kwara PDP didn’t only owe civil servants salaries, it also halted their promotions. PDP was in power when APC-led federal government implemented the N30,000 minimum wage but it didn’t implement it because it’s committed to desecrating the dignity of the civil servants.
Thanks to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for revamping the dignity of civil servants since he assumed office. The civil servants are no longer in doubt if they would receive their full salaries at the end of the month. The current state government pays salaries as and when due. It implemented the N30,000 minimum wage PDP couldn’t implement. It’s promoting civil servants who are due for promotion. To encourage state’s workers, this government offers the best civil servants gifts and prizes, including a motor car.
If Mr. Tunji Moronfoye wants to be sincere with Kwarans and do away with fake campaign promises, he’ll acknowledge that the AbdulRazaq-led administration is delivering on its campaign promises to civil servants. It’s a known fact that civil servants have been better under the current state government compared to under the Saraki led People’s Democratic Party.
Like other PDP’s fake campaign promises, Tunji Moronfoye has hinted civil servants that the PDP government would return them to the sorry state Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq met them from by returning to former Governor Ahmed’s legacy of geri-gedi. This is more reason why Kwarans and most especially civil servants shouldn’t vote to have a PDP government that will inflict pains on them and comfort its party loyalists with their salaries.
Adebayo Faruk writes from Oke-Ose, Ilorin, Kwara state
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Fidel Info reports that this gesture is aimed at enhancing the efforts of Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq led administration in putting the welfare of Kwara students first and encouraging excellence for growth and societal development as this is coming few days after the e-payment of students bursary was flagged-off. (more…)
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Kwara State Government has approved scholarship for Kwara Students in Nigerian Law accross the Country.
Fidel Info reports that the Commissioner for Tertiary Education Dr Alabi Afees Abolore made this known today in ilorin,while Congratulating the Law School Graduands on their Call-to-Bar Ceremony at the instance of His Excellency Mallam Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq and the Government of Kwara State.
Dr Abolore reiterated the AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq led Administration’s high level Commitment at ensuring Students welfare are treated with priority attention. This is coming while disbursement of the bursary to kwara state students is also ongoing.
He Congratulated the Graduands on their achievements and charged them to be good ambassadors of the State at various levels
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