President Muhammadu Buhari hosted Gov. Ademola Adeleke of Osun, who was at the State House to on a courtesy visit to express his gratitude.
Fidel Info reports that the governor, who was elected on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform, stated that he had grown to appreciate the President for ensuring an impartial election process in July of last year.
He said: “I had waited patiently for this appointment, and was praying fervently for it to happen. It’s a dream come true for me to see you, and have a handshake.”
“I am a beneficiary of the new Electoral Law you signed, as it paved the way for free and fair elections, ruling out ballot box snatching and stuffing.”
“The security agencies followed your instruction to be fair and firm, and I am so proud of you. You are a true father, regardless of political party differences.”
Given that the development was already receiving praise both domestically and internationally, the governor believed that free and fair elections would be one of President Buhari’s greatest legacies to the nation.
He listed the advancement of agriculture, education, and investment as his top priorities for the State.
Adeleke made several proposals, including funding for infrastructure improvement, support for a projected new economic city and free trade zone, tax credits, and other Federal facilities in Osun.
Adeleke requested funding for infrastructure improvements, support for a projected new economic city and free trade zone, tax credits, and other Federal facilities in Osun, among other things.
The governor praised President Buhari for giving his approval to the new Electoral Act, saying that it paved the way for free and fair elections to take place in the nation. The governor later spoke with State House reporters.
Adeleke believed that the new electoral law’s adoption contributed to his election as governor of Osun. He was at the State House for the first time since taking office in November of last year.
He claims that the adoption of the new Electoral Act has altered how the world views Nigeria.
He said: “I am happy to tell you that I just saw our President, looking so well, looking so good and I’m happy about that.
”Since my election, I feel like I should come and say hello to Mr President and thank him for signing that Electoral Act because I benefited from it.”
“That paved way for free and fair elections and the international community is applauding Nigeria that Nigeria is set for democracy.”
”So that is why I’m here today; to see him, thank him and wish him well in his remaining time in office.”
He said Osun was expecting support from the federal government, following his visit to the seat of power.
“We discussed nothing much, that’s the main reason. We just greeted some of the other things I already submitted and I will see the Chief of Staff for us to discuss on the way forward for the federal government to assist Osun State,” he added.
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.
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.
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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