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Appraising Senator Sadiq Umar’s Three Years of Purposeful Leadership By Ahmed Usman Babakano

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The essence of political participation by the people: individuals, groups and communities is to benefit from the attendant democratic dividends. Of course the above postulation can only be true in places where people are conscious of their rights and the leadership is equally conscientious in the discharge of its responsibilities as enshrined in the constitution.

The Kwara North Senatorial District hasn’t however been spared of the abysmal performance and dearth of leadership in the Nigerian political landscape since the return of democratic rule in 1999. From Kaiama to its neighboring Baruten all through Moro to Edu and Patigi LGAs, people of diverse backgrounds have been tested through nomination (elections) to represent the collective interests of the people of Northern Kwara but the efforts and hopes of those who seek genuine change have been dashed considering the uninspiring leadership and misrepresentation that have accompanied the periods under review.

And after many years of endless search for a purposeful leadership in democratic representation, entered a distinguished Pharmacist of international repute and pedigree; a Prince of Kaiama and a man of many firsts into the Kwara North political space; and he has never looked back since his election to represent its people at the Red Chambers of the National Assembly.

Senator Sadiq Suleiman Umar short for 3SU as many of his supporters now refers to him by all standards, prior to the 2019 was a greenhorn in the politics of Kwara North and by extension Kwara State but after successfully winning his senatorial contest in an election that could best be described as a tsunami which swept across Kwara, he immediately adjusted to the realities associated with the mandate he had pledged to advance its cause.

Based on the information at my disposal, upon inauguration into the 9th Senate, an event that was well attended by constituents from far and near in the nation’s capital Abuja – an indication of the people’s acceptance and overwhelming support for the new Sheriff in town, a list of five lawyers drawn from the five local governments of the senatorial district was released with an accompanying letter of scholarship to study for Master’s degrees at the National Institute of Democratic and Legislative Studies. The beneficiaries to a large extent were active players in the revolution that had just swept across Kwara, an encouraging piece of information that there is a template for reward for participation and would be, according to sources recruited as drafters on the ranks of the NIDLS; another plus for the senator. This was the first message of intent from 3SU to prioritize the interest of his people despite the multifaceted challenges facing the senatorial district.

Kwara North Senatorial District is by far the largest in the state by landmass and the least developed in terms of infrastructure or human capital development. This means that the senator from onset had his work cut out and would need more than just political clout and will to make genuine impact in a region where its people have been long subverted and neglected by especially its own people who were supposed to advance their cause and bring succor to the downtrodden through government intervention projects. He must have been well briefed and informed about the onerous and demanding task of putting Kwara North on the path of economic growth and development by making sure that federal government presence is genuinely felt by its people.

And true to his campaign promises, 3SU has achieved remarkable success in the areas of infrastructure as the Senator representing Kwara North Senatorial District over the last three years. He has been able to balance the nexus between politics and governance devoid of the perennial interference by political profiteers and retinue of sycophantic supporters who invariably slows down democratic governance.

The importance of CRITICAL infrastructure to the socio-economic growth and development of Kwara North cannot be overemphasized. Once we are able to fix the rot in infrastructure, many other things will naturally fall in place and this is why the senator deserves all commendations for giving topmost priority to building and bridging the wide infrastructural gap in the senatorial district. From the deplorable state of roads to dilapidated school infrastructure, moribund healthcare facilities and seasonal scarcity of water to epileptic power supply; the myriad of challenges facing the people of Kwara North are enormously cumbersome and could only have been surmounted through a proactive and pragmatic approach by a willing, capable and competent personality.

The people of Kwara North are predominantly farmers and have for many years had to contend with the challenge of transporting their farm produce to target markets within the district majorly because of the deplorable state of the roads across the senatorial district, leading to increase in the prices of goods and services because of the difficulty road users usually experience. Senator Sadiq Suleiman Umar has indicated interest to reduce this seasonal scourge to the barest minimum by initiating through his constituency office the construction and reconstruction of rural roads while also complimenting the efforts of the AbdulRazaq led administration in the state.

3SU’s biggest achievement based on my personal assessment has to be in the health sector which may not be unconnected with his background in medical related discipline as a trained and accomplished health worker. Recall that the senator is a Pharmacist of international standing of proven pedigree which means his bias for an efficient and effective healthcare system for his people would naturally take precedence over other areas, understandably so. By this, the constituents will understand why he has done more to reposition the moribund healthcare facilities in the district while the people have more access to affordable healthcare services in conducive environments.

Access to quality and affordable healthcare has been a tall order for the people of Kwara North. Residents in rural communities usually have to go through harrowing experiences before they get to the nearest healthcare center where services on offer are invariably short of the required standards. But with Dan Amar Kaiama’s commitment to rewrite the history books and bring succor to the downtrodden, there are more than seventeen ‘functional’ Primary Healthcare Centers spread across Kwara North, courtesy of the senator’s unwavering commitment and determination to bequeath a healthcare delivery system that will address the needs of his people, a go-to place for all forms of illnesses that usually would’ve taken patients thousands of miles and kilometers before they could get help. Border communities in Baruten are potential beneficiaries of these interventions that will put an end to medical tourism to the neighboring Benin Republic.

Most of the Primary Healthcare Centers that now provide a wide range of healthcare services for the people were comprehensively renovated; supply of medical equipment and drugs with sinking of motorized boreholes so as to provide clean water are the topmost priorities in all of these centers. From Fey in Patigi through Okutanla and Pututa in Moro and Edu LGAs respectively, the people of these communities and adjoining settlements could now wake-up and easily walk into the facilities located in their various localities where they are assured of quality medical attention at affordable rates. A clear departure from our recent past.

The reconstructed PHCs at Takogabi and Pututa, both in Edu were abandoned while under construction for two decades until the senator captured the two for reconstruction. Similar tales of abandoned healthcare centers and dispensaries that are now back to life thanks to the visionary leadership of 3SU whose foresight and legislative participation which he takes seriously has put Kwara North on the map again; abound all across the district. Senator Sadiq’s exploits in three years has undoubtedly superseded the previous tenures since 1999, there is verifiable evidence of Kwara North getting its deserved attention. You can go and verify.

The senator has been strategic in his approach to issues bordering on the welfare of his constituents. Because he’s an expert and a major player in the healthcare sector, he hasn’t only facilitated the rehabilitation and refurbishment of primary healthcare centers across the senatorial district but has equally followed up with three different phases of free medical outreach for the people of Kwara North, ranging from free eye surgeries, free tests for common ailments such as hepatitis, malaria and sugar level (diabetes) with free distribution of drugs to patients to enhance early discovery and help patients recover from such illnesses. This is what is called responsible representation in the true sense of the word.

It’s been infrastructure and more infrastructure across the nooks and crannies of the senatorial district. The gains of the last three years cannot be swept under the carpet whatsoever, a quick vox populi on the streets of Lafiagi, Patigi, Bode Saadu, Kaiama and Kosubosu will reaffirm the assertion that the senator has done remarkably well by all standards for a first termer.

In the education sector, similar success stories are told all across the district. There is no denying the fact that Kwara North is an educationally disadvantaged district. Education is the most important thing that the people of the region need right now. Not just any type of education but access to quality and affordable education. This cannot be achieved without a dint of hard work and uncommon commitment by those in positions of authority.

Pretty aware of this wide gap, Senator Sadiq Umar on assumption of office made the need for his constituents to have access to affordable education a topmost priority given the dilapidated state of infrastructure in schools across the senatorial district. And because he is a talk and do personality, many new structures in primary school and secondary schools in Kwara North are courtesy of his vision to ensure that all children of school age are enrolled into school, consolidating the efforts of the state government towards repositioning the battered image of the education sector in the state. This has proven to have reduced the disturbing numbers of out of school children wandering the streets and posing threats to the peace of the society. The construction and reconstruction of a variety classrooms, water facilities, toilets, examining halls and most importantly, instructional materials is a deliberate action worthy of commendation as it has reawakened the hope and interest of the indigent whose social status wouldn’t have given them access to this education that is a right of every citizens. He has also during the years under review through the Sadiq Umar Foundation supported indigent but academically exceptional students to pay up their tuition fees in different levels of their educational pursuits to help them achieve their dreams, aspirations and fulfil their potentials in life.

If there is one area the senator has, in three years tried to leave an indelible footprints and has equally resonated with the electorate, then it should be the idea of reconstructing and asphalting township roads in major towns and communities in the North. The North is not and may not be an economically viable destination for agribusiness especially as its other two counterparts majorly because of lack of access roads but the efforts through his constituency office to open up the district by way of prioritizing construction of feeder roads connecting major settlements is smashing. This is another infrastructural consolidation initiative undertaken by Senator Sadiq Suleiman to compliment the efforts of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in road construction and rehabilitation across Kwara North, shows the duo are working in unison to institutionalized and bring good governance closer to the people in the grassroots. Erosion controls and construction of mini bridges connecting rural communities are a constant sight all across the length and breadth of Kwara North as the Senator works tirelessly to bridge the infrastructural deficits. Yes, some communities may still be on the waiting list and would grumble at this assertion but what is certain is that he has demonstrated strong leadership capacity, foresight, commitment and the political will. As it is popularly said, the Nigerian(Kwara North)project is a work in progress.

The socio-economic growth and development of emerging markets and economies largely depends on consistent power supply and Kwara North is not left out in the renewed efforts to achieve a clean and green environment through the consumption of clean energy. Kaiama, Gbugbu and Essanti in Lade Ward III have all received new transformers to stay connected to the national grid. This will improve the sustainable living income for the local population through increased patronage of local industries and small businesses that are electrical power-dependent. The burning of fossil fuel is on the increase and its effect on global warming and climate change is glaring, a tenable reason behind the solar street lights initiative to light up rural communities in Kwara North Senatorial District.

In the same vein, motorized boreholes have been sunk in different parts of the senatorial district through the constituency office of the distinguished senator and his foundation respectively to curb the scourge of water scarcity that is fast becoming a seasonal problem. Some others have been rehabilitated in effort to ensure everyone regardless of their social status is carried along.

Need I mention the mega empowerment that was well attended by constituents drawn from across the senatorial district to cushion the effect of post covid-19 global economic meltdown? Petty traders, farmers, transporters and even the party structure were some of the beneficiaries that went home with different working tools and materials such as utility vehicles, motorcycles and tricycles to support their businesses. The reward of goodness is more goodness.

On his contributions to legislative businesses, he has sponsored and cosponsored motions and bills on burning national issues, speaking fluently with confidence while marshalling his points.

Governance even in the most advanced democracies is sustained by continuity and in our political parlance, we say governance is continuum. Senator Sadiq Suleiman Umar has done remarkably well in the space of three years. He deserves a return ticket to the Red Chambers of the National Assembly if we are truly concerned about the progress and development of Kwara North as a district. He has laid a workable template for the district and if voted for a second term in office as mostly expected, he will be going back as a ranking member of the senate where he would be able to push for and facilitate more people oriented projects to Kwara North.

If you don’t understand the workings of the National Assembly, you may not know what it means to be a ranking member of the legislature but then, you certainly need competence and capacity to attract federal presence to your district, two traits that 3SU has effortlessly demonstrated by virtue of his achievements over the last three years. You need political clout.

Yes there is room for improvements especially in the area of human capital development. He’s no stone unturned in his resolve to redefine democratic representation through inclusion and participation. The paradigm shift we have always wanted is making inroads to all parts of Kwara North courtesy of senator Sadiq Umar’s pragmatic approach to issues bordering on good governance.

Indeed, it’s been purposeful and responsive three years for Kwara North and its people, little wonder why the electorate are patiently waiting to repay his exemplary leadership capacity with bloc votes in the next general elections.

Unfazed. Unperturbed. Unfettered. Only waiting to take Kwara North to its deserved developmental position.

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2023: A PDP Governor Will Destroy Kwara Education Again – Abdulqaudri Mahmud

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Towards the end of former Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed’s eight years in office, he offered some of his party members teaching jobs into TESCOM and UBEC without proper recruitment exercise. When Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq came on board, he asked that proper recruitment exercise should be done for the ‘sunset’ teachers and others. The governor engaged NUT, experts and independent bodies to conduct the exercise and they recorded the most transparent and fairest recruitment exercise in the history of Kwara state with the most qualified applicants securing the teaching jobs without influence.

Fidel Info reports that the screening committee found out that about 2,414 among the ‘sunset’ teachers didn’t deserve to be a teacher. While some of them failed woefully in the simple tests given to them, some do not have certificates and other eligibility requirements. These were the ‘olodo rabatas’ of the Saraki dynasty Ahmed and the Kwara PDP planted in our classrooms to teach our children rubbish and what they don’t know. All thanks to AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for doing the needful. Otherwise, the unprecedented achievements our education recorded in the space of three years wouldn’t have been possible.

However, the Kwara Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate Alhaji Shuaibu Abdullahi Yaman in his desperation to triumph in the forthcoming gubernatorial election said he would reinstate the ‘sunset’ teachers if elected. People like Yaman are narcissistic. Inasmuch as their stomachs are have been fed, they don’t care about those who are hungry. Because Yaman is desperately in need of the two thousand four hundred and fourteen ‘sunset’ teachers’ votes, the disaster their reinstatement will bring upon our education doesn’t concern him. May yaman yaman not happen to Kwara.

With this, Abdullahi Yaman has hinted Kwarans whom he’s aspiring to govern that he’ll operate a mediocre and incompetent government. The worst governor Kwara state ever had since its creation was Abdulfatah Ahmed, and Mr Yaman said he would uphold his legacies. Any candidate that means well for the state wouldn’t say he would continue the legacies of Megida. So, it’s safe to say Alhaji Shuaibu Abdullahi Yaman who will never be the governor of Kwara state doesn’t mean well for Kwara and Kwarans.

Alhaji Shuaibu Abdullahi Yaman’s claim that he would continue the legacies of Abdulfatah Ahmed has vindicated me. I recall a piece I wrote a few weeks ago with the title “A Governor Abdullahi Yaman Won’t Pay Civil Servants’ Salaries”. When the piece got to his idle media team, they call me all sorts of names with their dry pen. Now that their principal has said he would uphold Ahmed’s legacies which nonpayment is part of, I hope they’ll come out of their hidings and come up with some texts of apology.

Dear Alhaji Shuaibu Abdullahi Yaman, Kwarans don’t need a governor that will destroy their education system by reinstating the ‘sunset’ teachers that experts had concluded that they’re not competent to pass knowledge to our children. What Kwarans want is a governor that will give the best brains teaching jobs, facelift the structure of schools and compensate the teachers who are offering our children quality education. Governor AbdulRazaq is already doing all of these and I can assure you that Kwarans will re-elect him to continue the good job.

If Mr. Shuaibu Abdullahi Yaman really cares for the layoff ‘sunset’ teachers and believes that they deserve to be a teacher in contrary to the judgment of the experts who put them into tests, he should build primary and secondary schools outside Kwara state and employ them.

Abdulqaudri Mahmud writes from Ilorin East LGA, Zango Ward, Ilorin Kwara state

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PDP’s Yaman Abdullahi Will Reverse Our Gains In Kwara – Qudus Adelodun

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When I said Yaman Abdullahi the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kwara State is bereft of ideas and has no plans for the socioeconomic development and progress of our state, some attack rottweilers were unleashed on me, trying to fall on themselves in a bid to hurl insults.

The man Yaman was reported some few days ago to have said that he would implement the minimum wage of N30,000. One then wonders where he has been all the while. What an absent-minded guber aspirant! Or was he trying to be mischievous? The dynasty he ran to in a bid to satisfy his inordinate ambition never implemented the minimum wage when they were in power. That was even asking for too much because salary payment which is the basic never got the required attention. Civil servants were owed for months. They were paid geri-gedi salaries.

They were awarded fraudulent promotions (promotions without cash-backing). It was this current administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq that came and did the needful.

Governor AbdulRazaq has never defaulted in the payment of civil servants. Salary payment has been consistent, timely and up-to-date. Again, he approved the N30,000 minimum wage Yaman Abdullahi in his trance is saying he wants to implement. As it is now, no civil servant earns below N30,000 in Kwara State.

How many states are paying the new minimum wage in the whole of the federation considering the global economic and financial challenge? But Governor AbdulRazaq through sheer fiscal discipline has been managing the situation. He in fact implemented consequential adjustment too. Some states were paying the minimum wage but had since rescinded.

Kwara has not rescinded in paying the minimum wage so far. So, when Yaman Abdullahi was talking about the minimum wage, didn’t he check his facts correctly?

More laughably is Yaman Abdullahi telling some of his supporters during one of his recent visits to Kwara North that he is going to build on the legacy of immediate past Governor Abdulfatai Ahmed. I ask, is it the legacy of gerigedi salaries? Is it the legacy of owing civil servants for months? Is it the legacy of diverting UBEC grant? Is it the legacy of not getting value for money like they did with water project? Is it the legacy of leaving our schools and health care facilities like prison yards? Is it the legacy of converting public assets to private use? Is it the legacy of bastardising our media houses? Is it the legacy of abandoning our waterworks? Is it the legacy of not paying contractors and leaving unfinished projects?

What is inspiring about the administration of Abdulfatai Ahmed which some Sarakites are also very disappointed about? They blame their woes on his woeful performance and administration. But Ahmed did not just fail. Not having a mind of his own mind and being a governor that had to receive directive were largely responsible for his failure.

You cannot have two people at the driver’s seat and not expect a mishap to happen. Emperor Bukola Saraki was the man whose words were law. He had the final say. Ahmed must take order from him and not offend. That is the kind of personality Yaman Abdullahi will make. You can see he didn’t get the deserved respect he was supposed to be given during the PDP presidential campaign flag-off in Kwara. Everything was about Bukola Saraki, a man his people also claimed is not on the ballot. So insignificant was Yaman treated that Dino Melaye spokesperson of the campaign council mistook him for another person.

So, what should Kwarans watch for if Yaman Abdullahi mistakenly becomes governor. Just like his PDP colleague in Osun Ademola Adeleke the dancer who has no innovative idea to contribute to governance, Yaman Abdullahi will take us back. He will abolish the minimum wage. He will repeal the law that set up KWASSIP that has benefitted hundreds of thousands of people. KWASSIP is a baby of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. It was established under him as an anti-poverty mechanism where citizens irrespective of their political affiliations have been empowered, even to the tune of millions of naira individually. Yaman Abdullahi will abolish this establishment. He will reverse the promotion of people. Remember the dynasty he dines with never cash-backed promotion.

Yaman Abdullahi will also repeal the gender composition bill that promotes affirmative action, where female must occupy at least 35% of public positions. The dynasty Yaman Abdullahi is wining with does not respect the female folk and the youths. Yaman Abdullahi will pull down the innovation hub, garment factory and the likes. Some of the pundits in their camp are already saying rubbish about these investments that will not only make Kwara a go-to place, but also shore up the revenue base and generate employment opportunities.

Yaman Abdullahi has no progressive idea to paddle Kwara State to the dreamland. Kwarans must never let him reverse the gains we have witnessed under this administration. Poverty rate has reduced from 30.2% in 2019 to 20.4% in 2022. Unemployment rate has reduced from 21.2% in 2019 to 16.5% in 2022.

Kwara moved to 8th position from 19th position in 2019 in terms of fiscal sustainability rating. Over 600 schools have been renovated, rehabilitated and reconstructed in the last three years. About 14 waterworks across the three senatorial districts abandoned under the last administration have been rehabilitated too, with 2 new ones added to the list under this administration. Health care facilities have also been rehabilitated.

Development has been spread across the 16 local government areas of the state in the last three years. This administration has been hugely impactful to the general people of Kwara State. We must never go back!

Qudus Adelodun writes from Oro, Kwara State

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Why Is Saraki’s PDP Behaving Like A Headless Chicken? By Qudus Adelodun

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I didn’t foresee that my home truth will throw Bukola Saraki’s fake boys in disarray. Since I penned my article on how Saraki’s PDP will place Kwara State on Jumia for ridiculous sale after milking its resources dry if they mistakenly get power back in 2023, some of his fake boys have been trying to outdo one another in a contest of sycophancy and disingenuousness.

From the fake Dare Babatunde who I gathered was a high ranking official of the Saraki government but was only hiding under that name as has been his wont overtime, to the rabid Abdulyekeen Mohammed Bashir who also wrote to ‘mark attendance’, his writing devoid of logic and context, and other media bandits of the Saraki dynasty spread across the new media, what unites them all is the behaviour of a headless chicken.

They refused to address the substance of the matter and were just blabbing and throwing insults! Look, people with sound defense won’t use a whole article to insult and rant. So, you guys should face the issues squarely. I’m particularly surprised the fake Dare Babatunde couldn’t be proud enough of the government and principal he served and therefore offer his name in his watery defence. You can’t defend the indefensible.

If I may jolt the memories of these attack dogs, the people of Kwara said O to ge in 2019 because they were tired of the bad, uninspiring, poor, enslaving governance of the Saraki dynasty. They did that in one, loud voice that no elective position went the way of the dynasty. Some of you in fact agreed that if a chicken were presented as a candidate against your people, it will succeed. Does that not tell you how low you went in governance? Why are you struggling to rewrite history now?

You ran a state for 20 years and destroyed all the legacies of our heroes. Your leadership turned Kwarans to a people who had no water to drink. No quality healthcare system to access. Courts were in tatters. Civil servants didn’t get their salaries as and when due. They were also owed for several months. No implementation of minimum wage. Schools were like prison yards. You didn’t make teachers happy. These are basic, basic things. Yet you failed massively on them. I wonder if anyone who has honour will come out to identify with this glaring failure. It’s your history, don’t rewrite it.

The AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq you have targeted your diatribes at has provided water for the people by repairing the dysfunctional waterworks you abandoned for years. And we do not see the sorrowful tankers you used to distribute water about again. He has been timely and up to date in the payment of civil servants. The computers, printers you failed to buy for them to ease their work, he has bought them. He has invested so much in the basic education you collapsed. Over 600 schools have been rehabilitated and reconstructed in less than three years. Teachers get paid as and when due. Quality learning through KwaraLEARN is ongoing at our basic schools. We are already getting the low-hanging fruits with the brilliant and superlative outings of our pupils in external contests. More is to come. We have left the era where pupils are assisted in exams to make up for the failure of the system. Go see the ambulances this government procured for the state and compare it to the nonsense you left behind. You also know that you didn’t leave a single functional tractor across the state, but we now have about 15.

I chuckled when I saw Abdulyekeen defending the peculiar mess of UBEC grant diversion. He said the past administration didn’t divert the fund. He has the onus to explain to us why Kwara was blacklisted for years and they kept mute. Are they working in the interest of Kwarans or against? And more so, if anyone has more reason to go to court, it is Abdulfatai Ahmed whose government has been indicted. Is he not supposed to clear his name considering the weight of the allegation? What dingbats like Abdulyekeen don’t understand is that the people of Kwara can clearly see the difference between the past and the present. No amount of insults or illogicality will rewrite our story here!

So, I also posited that there was no meaningful investment Saraki did throughout his administration. All his vaunted achievements were marred with never-seen-before scam and failure. None of his boys have been able to do the analysis of the financial resources committed into Shonga Farm and the returns on investment Kwara has benefitted from it. In any case, Shonga Farm ended up a failure in the life of their dynasty, just like the dubious Cargo Terminal. Abdulyekeen should tell us where the Trailer Park Saraki promised to do when he wanted to access his bond is. Then, they have been trying to steal the glory of the FG in some projects. KWASU is one of them. You see, don’t be deceived, 90% of the structures at KWASU was funded by the Federal Government. This is the same way they got full payment for the Post Office Flyover they did which the FG was disappointed in its execution. Years later, Governor AbdulRazaq is constructing the Tanke Flyover with nearly close amount they voted for the Post Office Flyover years ago. Who’s the scammer? A well-informed person in the Saraki camp should come out and tell us what Kwara has benefitted as returns on investment from Kwara Mall and why they had to offer more shares to the private partners despite the fact that the state contributed mostly in the project. These are the issues I expect those behaving like headless chickens to address. Did Saraki not procure machine at Harmony Advanced Diagnostic Centre and refused to pay the contractors, carried over the debt to the administration of Abdulfatai Ahmed and to Governor AbdulRazaq. How can Kwara under Saraki attract billion naira worth of bond to execute investments and there is no record of the returns the state has made in them. It’s just debt, debtand debt everywhere. Abdulfatai Ahmed should also step out to explain how Harmony Holdings’ N4bn capitalisation fund turned to N404 million.

Under Governor AbdulRazaq, statistics are saying poverty rate have reduced, unemployment has reduced. These are results of his committment to the social investment programmes where people had benefitted millions of naira. Kwara has moved places in financial sustainability rating. Kwara was one of the states that attracted FDI in 2021. The number of industries in the state has risen tremendously under AbdulRazaq. Promotions are ongoing with cash-backing. The pensioners the cruel Saraki dynasty refused to pay, this administration has been paying. This administration is also embarking on legacy capital projects that will boost the economy, create job opportunities and bring prosperity to the state. They are unique and one-of-a-kind in the region and nation at large. The Visual Arts Centre is primed to do last mile finishing. Our Eye Centre follows immediately after the one in Kaduna in the whole of the North. The Innovation Hub will be one of the largest in the country. We have the Garment Factory, International Conference Center, Tanke Flyover, Nootia FM, Kakakin FM, Film Studio, Intensive Care Unit. All these achievements and feats in just three years are what is giving the Sarakites migraine. They can never forgive Governor AbdulRazaq for liberating Kwara State.

Adelodun writes from Oro, Kwara State

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