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Water Works: Igbaja People Commends AbdulRazaq’s Effort On 16years Abandoned Project

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  • Igbaja people are not flippant

  • We appreciate Gov. AbdulRazaq’s efforts on our water works abandoned for 16 years

It is demeaning for any politician seeking votes to run down our people as “unproductive” for a mere effort of replacing a water tank that ab initio was funded by federal government of Nigeria.

It is on record that Alhaji Yusuf Olaiya as at 1981 sunk a motorized borehole that was reticulated to cover more than 2kms of the town. That intervention alone served Igbaja central mosque amongst others.

There are more than two dozens of privately sunk boreholes in Igbaja town by her illustrious sons and daughters before the overzealous candidate of the opposition party sunk his ill-sited project which apparently was meant for the eyes few years ago.

This writer have even sunk one to serve a settlement in the outskirt of Igbaja before him. A senator before him had also sunk one in the heart of the community and we have been responsible for its maintenance since 2003. Why must we be insulted by a senator who facilitated a project fully funded by FGN and now being repaired because he is seeking votes to return to an office; same office he was thrown out few years back?

However, the whole community is not only grateful to the humble and people-centered Governor who has committed in excess of N20m to ensure every area of the ancient and prosperous town get water but has communicated same through His Royal Majesty, Elese of Igbaja when the Governor paid him homage recently.

We caution men of yesterday whose hands were washed off Kwara patrimony and its administration through the ballots to learn how to appeal to the reasoning of the people than trampling on their corporate integrity and heritage.

As members of this administration we have attracted more enterprises to our community because we are naturally an industrious people.

Today, there is a distributorship outlet of major households manufacturing companies in Nigeria like Unilever, Nestle, Colgate and others. While one of us pushed TVS 3s (manufacturers of tricycles and motorcycles) center to Offa, Hero motorcycle (an Indian company) has one of its outlets in Nigeria situated at Igbaja to sell new motorcycles to Kwarans. Many thanks to members of 9th Assembly that bought more than 150 units from the Igbaja center.

It will interest the naysayers to note that, Igbaja street light project was kick-started by one of us in government with a seed fund of N500,000 in year 2020.

We acknowledge with deep appreciation the donation of N10m by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq when rainstorm ravaged our community recently. That gesture was equally complemented by one of us in government with N750,000. We have always been alive to our responsibilities as ambassadors of Igbaja in government in particular, and Kwara State in general.

The time for stock taking is near and we shall be available to tell how our three years or full cycle of the first term have helped to put our people on the path of shared prosperity. A part different from when hand outs were deployed to curry votes.

’Kayode Oyin-Zubair
SSA Community Intervention to the Executive Governor, Kwara State
August 26th, 2022

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2023: Kwara PDP and Fake Campaign Promises- Adebayo Faruk

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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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Kwara State Govt Set To Reward Excellence In Students

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The Kwara State Government through the Office of the Special Assistant to the Governor on Students’ Affairs is set to reward academic excellence and worthy character among Kwara State students, both in the state and beyond.

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 Govt Approves Scholarship For Nigerian Law Students

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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

Dr Abolore assured that the Ministry in collaboration with the State Scholarship  board would take swift action to ensure that disbursement is offered to the beneficiaries anytime soon

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