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Olododo, Akaje Receives Kwara North Development Council, Seeks Partnership



Kwara North Development Council paid a courtesy visit to the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Technology and the Kwara State Social Investment Program (KWASSIP).

In order to guarantee that the region of the North is appropriately represented in the activities of the agency or ministry, it is important to discuss, share ideas, and make proposals while keeping an eye toward equity.

At the beginning of the meeting, Mallam Ahmed Mohammed, the deputy chairman of the council, explained the purpose of KWANDCO: to improve communication between the people of the North Extraction of Kwara and the government at all levels; to seek progressive partnership through consultative engagement; to promote good governance; and to demand equal opportunities with a balanced distribution of resources.

The vice chairman reaffirmed the council’s efforts to use diplomatic channels to promote development to its citizens.

” Today is a testimony of how we can be collectively responsible and proactive. Use our minds and eyes to see what is currently been done in the positive to our people and region, understanding what the future holds for us by the measure of the foundation been made at the moment with the successes recorded.

Perhaps, we are not yet there, but with this beginning can only imagine the more to come “.

The chairman of the Council, Cmr Jerry M. Kolo in his remarks appreciate the wisdom of Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq over the unprecedented and probably unmatched Youths and women inclusiveness in governance and critical decision making process that provide opportunities for the both of Olododo and Akaje to make input productively as well impact.

Congratulate the duo,while advising they do not take the privilege for granted by being proactive and result oriented.

”we are seeing the new positive narration in kwara and glad to be actively involved as partners in the run to bridge the gap of the age long deprivation and neglect witnessed by our people and region.

We are glad to be seeing the restoration of our remote communities that were once left to decadence by the previous government. Have we gotten it all…not. yet! The incumbent government have graciously enlarged our privileges and improved our lots all round. ”

Ag GM, Hon Olododo was pleased with the Councils visitation while reiterating his readiness to partner with the Council. Besides taking the Kwandco team through some insight and approaches of the social agency.

That the councils demand for equity and fairness is being part of their operational watchword, but pledge to improve on it by ensuring the platform get available information that will promote mutual understanding and avoiding misinformation by some mischief makers.

Hon Ibrahim Akaje described Mallam Abdulrasaq Abdulrahman as first the masses friends than the elitist syndrome.

That, the governor prefer to be for and with the people against all odds. He went further taking the council through the bigger picture represented by the government of his excellency by listing the ongoing projects such as the garment factory, the visual arts centre, the innovation hub and others that will provide better opportunities, reduce unemployment as well improving, by creation new revenue windows.

“Today is the testimony of how we can use our brain and eyes to see what the future holds because we are not yet there, this is just the beginning”, he said.

Kwandco Chairman Cmr Jerry M. Kolo in his closing word’s reiterate the councils resolve to be proactive and supportive to the government by offering the needful advise, identify challenges, provide alternative views, ideas, and suggestions using the dynamics of its internal mechanism.

We as a council will be very blunt to issues while channeling our position to the appropriate quarters. We won’t be instrumental for destructive criticism and as well won’t compromise the development of our region on the alter of inequity.

We will press forward as partners especially in recognition of the passion with which the governor is pushing high by improving on our critical infrastructural challenges and wiping away from our eyes the age long sad tears of insensitively and reckless neglect. We will encourage the governor to leverage on more to our comparative advantage in area of agricultural value chain process.

”We have now been reconnected to the mainstream of progress after the long term of disconnect occasioned by the previous government “. We have not got it all that we ask for and seek, but can’t ever be ungrateful for what has been done, is being done and hopefully be done for us as a people and region” , he said.

Thereafter, prayers were offered for the more successes of Mallam AbdulRazaq AbdulRahman and his team of leadership.

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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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Kwara State Govt Set To Reward Excellence In Students



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



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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