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2023: PDP Candidate And The Continuity Of Inglorious Abdulfatah Ahmed’s Legacy- Abdulqaudri Mahmud



Whenever the Kwara Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate Abdullah Yaman is asked how he will lead Kwara if elected in the forthcoming election — he would shamelessly say he would continue the former governor AbdulFatah Ahmed’s legacy.

What’s the legacy he is talking about? The legacy of nonpayment of salary, high unemployment rate, poor civil servant welfare, poor funding of education, subjugation of youth and women, nonpayment of gratuities, etc.

According to political observers and analysts, Ahmed’s administration is the worst in the history of Kwara state. And it’s the same Ahmed’s legacy Yaman is saying he would continue if elected in the next governorship election. Does he even mean well for Kwara and Kwarans? This essayist doubts if he does. Because if he truly means well for Kwarans, he would not be saying he would continue Ahmed’s legacy. The legacy that sent the arrogant Saraki dynasty away.

To Yaman, his leader, and the banished PDP, Kwarans do not deserve the dividends of democracy they are enjoying under Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. Therefore, he has been saying he would take Kwarans back to the era of Megida when the civil servants were owed salaries — when our children studied under dilapidated buildings — when roads were death’s trap, when youth and women were subjugated, etc

This essayist has noted in one of his articles that a governor Yaman would surpass Abdulfatah Ahmed in bad governance. That’s why Kwarans must be careful not to trust him with the governorship seat. Those who hand-picked him do not mean well for Kwarans and Kwara, and he’s set to do whatever they want him to do. So, they must take every legitimate step to prevent him and his masters from coming near Kwara’s treasury.

Of all the candidates seeking to govern Kwarans, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq stands out. He’s set a good legacy in his three and a half years and reelecting him in the forthcoming election to continue this legacy is the best thing that can happen to Kwara and Kwarans at the moment. Unlike AbdulRazaq — a governor Yaman will not continue the prompt payment of salaries, gratuities, and construction of roads and schools because they are not part of Ahmed’s legacy.

A governor Yaman will return Kwara to the blacklist of UBEC and allow his Party members to feed fat on Kwara’s treasury. This is why Kwarans must massively vote against him and the life-threatening legacy he says he would continue if elected in the forthcoming election.

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

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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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