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IEDPU Urges Unilorin Stakeholders To Cooperate With New Vice Chancellor

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In order to maintain and build upon the enormous gains the University of Ilorin has already made, natives of the Ilorin Emirate and their colleagues from other locations who work there have been urged to engage with the University’s new administration, which will be led by Prof. Wahab Egbewole.

Alhaji Aliyu Otta Uthman, fsi, the national president of the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU), issued this appeal in response to the appointment of Prof. Wahab Egbewole as the university’s 11th vice chancellor.

The FidelinfoNews gathered that this was contained in a statement personally signed by Alhaji Uthman, made available to newsmen in Ilorin on Friday, said that the Union believed that the appointment of Prof. Egbewole was God’s ordained.

He added that since the development was made public by the Chairman of the Governing Council of the University, Mallam Abidu Rafindadi Yazidu, OON, the Union had been inundated with calls from concerned stakeholders considering the fact that quite a number of indigenes of Ilorin Emirate contested for the same position.

The community leader explained that “though the Union had anticipated the emergence of one of the candidates from Ilorin Emirate as the next Chief Executive of the University considering their exceptional academic, professional and administrative qualifications and competencies as well as untainted integrity but since it has happened otherwise, we believed that the development was the wish of Allah who we worship and ask for help”.

Alhaji Uthman insisted that the people of Ilorin Emirate, as Muslims, must consistently demonstrate their convictions that nothing happens without the desire of Allah and that “it is only He who gives and takes dominion”.

While appreciating the fact that the University of Ilorin remains the biggest investment of the Federal Government in Ilorin Emirate and the entire Kwara State, he opined that “those of us who are hosts of the institution cannot and must not behave in a manner that would put our piety, learning and exposure to question simply because of the outcome of the selection process of the new Vice-Chancellor “.

The IEDPU President,who is an alumnus of the University, commended the characteristic maturity and humility displayed by the leadership and members of Ilorin Emirate Staff Association, University of Ilorin,which had issued a very comforting statement on the development, as well as the spirit of Allah knows best and dignifying dispositions of our compatriots who contested for the position.

Alhaji Uthman appealed to the incoming Vice-Chancellor to see all those who contested against him as brothers and friends and who he must stimulate with fraternity in order to ensure their fruitful participations in his administration for the benefit of the University.

The retired intelligence technocrat wished the new Vice-Chancellor a very peaceful and rewarding tenure of office.

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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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