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Kwara Govt Splashes Millions On Athletes As Stakeholders Pour Encomium On Gov AbdulRazaq



The Kwara State Government on Saturday, December 31, 2022 splashed the whooping sum of eight million, five hundred thousand naira and award of excellence on Kwara Athletes who have done the state proud in 2022 to climax the year.

Fidel Info reports that speaking at the occasion, the Executive Chairman of the Kwara State Sports Commission, Mallam Bola Magaji commended the athletes for their patience, despite poaching intimidation from other states, noting that the present administration is determined to improve the welfare of it’s sports men and women.

Mallam Magaji, who expressed confidence in the ability of Governor AbdulRazaq to transform the sports sector, opined that honouring the state’s athletes was a dream come true.

In his goodwill message, the Board Chairman of the Kwara State Television Service, Hameed Adio, who described Governor AbdulRazaq as a Governor with little words and many actions, added that the  cash reward to the state athletes was an indication that the present administration is committed to sports development in all ramifications.

He encouraged parents and guidance to support their children and wards to take sports as a career, to guarantee it’s growth from the grassroots.

Also speaking, a CAF Instructor and former Registrar of University of Ilorin, Emmanuel Dada Obafemi applauded Governor AbdulRazaq for celebrating the state’s athletes with cash reward, noting that the recognition will spur them to positively deliver in the many championships to come.

A veteran handball player, Mr Jide Ojomu said the government of Mallam AbdulRazaq has changed the narratives with his approach to sports development, urging the athletes to reciprocate the gesture in the coming years by winning more laurels for the state.

A Board member representing Para Athlete in the Commission, AbdulKadir Biliqis Abolore said Mallam AbdulRazaq has demonstrated genuine love and passion for Para Athletes, with his end of the year  recognition and award, adding that the honour will bring out the best in them in future competitions.

Each Para Athletes went home with the sum of two hundred thousand, one hundred and fifty thousand and one hundred thousand respectfully, while Offa Volleyball Club got one million naira,  Offa Football Club received five hundred thousand naira, Amputee soccer team, five hundred thousand naira and Wheelchair Basketball collected three hundred thousand naira as appreciation for their milestones in the year 2022.

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Kwara’s AbdulRazaq Clinches Vanguard Newspapers’ Governor Of The Year 2022



Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Friday night received the Vanguard Newspapers’ Governor of the Year 2022 Award.

Fidel Info reports that the award was presented in Lagos at Eko Hotel and Suites Victoria Island.

Commended for his institutional reforms in education and healthcare reforms, safety net programmes, infrastructural development, as well as his “purposeful leadership” that has seen people of the state benefit from dividends of democracy, the Governor won the honour alongside his colleague-Governors from Oyo, Delta, Borno, and Akwa Ibom States.

The award was presented to the Governor by former Governors Olusegun Osoba (Ogun) and Obong Victor Attah (Akwa Ibom).

The award also had other categories, which honored great Nigerians from across all walks of life.

Businessman Aliko Dangote won the Vanguard’s Personality of the Year Award.

On the Governor’s entourage were prominent Kwarans and leading members of the ruling APC, including Senators Lola Ashiru and Suleiman Sadiq Umar; House of Representatives members Raheem Olawuyi and Tijani Ismail; senatorial candidate for Kwara Central Turaki Salihu Mustapha; Mohammed Dele Belgore SAN; LUBCON Chairman Alhaji Jani Ibrahim; and Chief Femi Sani.

Equally on his entourage are APC House of Representatives candidates Ahmed Yinka Aluko, Mukhtar Shagaya, Ahmed Saba; and Alhaji Raheem Adedoyin, Otunba Ademola Adeoyin, among others.

The Governor has received several awards and recognitions for his outstanding performance since taking over in 2019.

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Gov AbdulRazaq Pledges Support For Kwara Young Talent Who Built Drone



Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, on Tuesday met with a Kwara young talent, Aliyu Musa, who built an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), also known as drone.

Fidel Info
reports that the meeting held at the Government House, Ilorin, in the presence of the Governor’s Special Assistant on Creative Industries, Abdulgafar Ahmed (Cute Abiola).

Musa, a secondary school graduate, used his skillset and resources at his disposal to build drones.

He had earlier met with the governor’s aide at Kwara State Stadium, Ilorin, where he flew two drones he built by himself to the amazement and cheering of observers.

In the meeting with the Governor, Musa was commended for his efforts and putting his talent to good use.

“What you have done is very commendable. Our administration recognises young people like you who make good use of their skills. That is why we continue to invest heavily in supporting youths in the state.

“Most of our projects and policies are targeted at the youths. We want to add value to their lives so that they can contribute to state and national development. We are building the Innovation Hub, Visual Arts Centre, Sugar Film Studio. All these are investments for the young people. We will continue to provide the enabling environment and right incentives for our youths to thrive in technology, entrepreneurship, education, and others,” the Governor said.

AbdulRazaq also committed to funding Musa’s education in order to hone his skills.

He would also be supported to secure the licence that will aid his talent.

The Governor had in the past similarly supported some young Kwarans who built and designed a plane.

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Again, LG Workers, SUBEB To Receive 1 Billion Salary Arrears From #2.5Billion Sure-P Refund



The Kwara State Government is again set to  offset another part of the outstanding debt inherited from the past administration from another  refund of Sure-P on behalf of the 16 Local Government Councils in the State.

Fidel Info reports thatThe Honourable Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development, Hon Lafia Aliyu Kora-Sabi disclosed that on the receipt of the refund, meeting was held with relevant Stakeholders  for appropriation and as well disbursements.

The Honourable Commissioner further disclosed that the Sum of One Billion was set aside for the payment  of outstanding arrears as done during the last tranche,Ex-Council Political Office holders (1999-2016) as well as pension and gratuity were considered.

Also some amount was set aside for Projects execution for all the 16 Local Government Councils.

It would be recalled that a similar meeting was also held among the Stakeholders when the first tranche of 3.5Billion was received.

According to the Honourable Commissioner, this gesture is a further demonstration of the transparency of the present administration under the leadership of His Excellency, The Executive Governor of Kwara State, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq non-interference with funds meant for Local Government Administration in the State.

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