Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has apologised to the former chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, over his comments and attacks on him (Oshiomhole) in the past.
Fidel Info reports that Wike also revealed that the interest of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, G-5 Governors is simply to ensure that the country tows the path of progress, restating that the protesting governors would only be open to reconciliation based on equity, fairness and justice.
The governor spoke, yesterday, in Port Harcourt, at the inauguration of the Rumuepirikom Flyover, the 8th so far constructed and completed by his administration, performed by Adams Oshiomhole, former governor of Edo State.
Wike used the opportunity of the commissioning to offer public apology to Oshiomhole over some political comments made against him and the governorship candidate that he supported in the last Edo State gubernatorial election.
He said: “You know I came to Edo State to make sure your candidate didn’t win election. I was virtually in charge, everyday coming out on television to take you on, and I said you will not win, and you didn’t win.
“Well, that assignment has been done, we now know who is who. I want to tell my people, I sincerely apologise to you.”
On the lingering crisis in PDP, Wike said prior to the crisis rocking the PDP, some members of the party were singing praises of him and of the G-5 governors, regretting that the same people have turned around to call them names.
Wike said: “I’m sure, those of them in my party, before, they cannot say anything without mentioning Wike. But now, because I said let the right thing be done, let agreement be agreement and because I have said that, I have now become an enemy. These were people who were praising me morning, night, any day.”
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
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…)
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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