Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Wednesday said the good works of the administration have placed it in a good standing with the people who are the beneficiaries of its investments in road infrastructure, healthcare, education, safety nets, and expansion of the local economy.
Fidel Info reports that the Governor was speaking in Ilorin, the state capital, when a team from the Vanguard Newspapers presented him with the official notification of his nomination as Vanguard’s Governor of the Year 2022 for purposeful leadership.
“We have remained focused on the things that matter to the largest majority of the people of Kwara State. Whether in the education, health sector, provision of potable water, or access roads, we have recorded milestones that everyone can testify to. Our indices are out there. What we do are things that people can see and are benefitting from” the Governor said.
The Governor recalled the terrible situation of basic and tertiary education, public water system, and the appalling indices in the health sector in 2019, saying he is happy to have turned around the situation positively in less than four years.
He said there are still a lot of work to be done to consolidate the gains of the past three years, especially in the area of laying solid foundations for economic growth and redefining governance as a people-focused enterprise.
The Governor thanked the Vanguard Newspaper for the honour of the prized award, saying he would dedicate it to the people of the state who continue to believe in him and offer their support at various times.
The board of editors led by Editor of Vanguard (Daily) Mr. Eze Anaba and Editor of Saturday Vanguard Mr. Onochie Anibeze said they were impressed by not just the physical development and achievements of the Governor in key sectors like education but also by the feedback they have got since coming to town.
“Your administration’s interventions in key sectors: education, healthcare, infrastructure, industrialization, agriculture, and workers’ welfare have taken governance to the remotest parts of Kwara,” the newspaper said.
The paper said there has been a huge improvement in the water sector and commended the Governor for leading his colleague in gender mainstreaming and empowerment of the vulnerable groups.
Wike Receives Fmr. President Obasanjo In Rivers
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi meet with the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on Thursday.
Fidel Info reports that Obasanjo and Fayemi are attending the ongoing Port Harcourt International Conference 2023 holding at the Obi Wali International Conference Centre, Port Harcourt.
The summit is tagged, “Deepening Democratic Culture and Institutions for Sustainable Development and Security in Nigeria.”
Non-Indigenes In Kwara State Declare Support For Gov AA
Non-Indigenes in Kwara State have declared a total support for Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in his re-election bid, pledging to vote overwhelmingly for him in the forthcoming election.
Fidel Info reports that they made this known at a consolidative forum meeting where they said they would continue to cooperate and support the administration of Governor AbdulRazaq.
In a statement by the Total Coordinator of the Amalgamated Non-Indigenes Associations, Barrister Adokutu Jafaru Ibie, previous administrations were condemned for playing politics of exclusion with non-indigenes in the state.
“Past governors only remember non-indigenes when it comes to getting our votes during electioneering periods. This time around, however, only the AbdulRazaq administration in the history of Kwara State has truly accorded non-indigenes the required recognition in the governance of the state.
“This is one government every non-indigene from the six geo-political zones of the country resident in Kwara must appreciate and work and accept for fulfilling promises made to the people. We’ll ever remember Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq as a promise keeper, and has truly activated the substance of his promises to the people of the six geo-political zones resident in Kwara State.”
Adokutu urged non-indigenes in the state not to be swayed by the deceit of opposition, telling them to queue behind the ruling APC in the forthcoming election.
“We accept the reorganization process of the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Non-Indigenes, Hon. Caleb Ono Bobi, which has helped to better reposition all affiliate associations, clubs, unions etc of non-indigenes resident in Kwara State. He advised non-indigenes not to allow themselves to be swayed by the deceits of opposition parties in the state but to queue behind the All Progressives Congress led administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to return his government to power in at the March elections.
“In the same vein, the President of the South-South Community in Kwara, Sir Christopher Ozonuwe appealed to all non-indigenes in the state to be very watchful of political hawks during this election year so that they do not fall to their empty promises and open deceits but to always align with the purposeful governance of the current administration of AbdulRazaq.
“Our SSA and other government appointees on Inter-Community Relations are men of good professional and intellectual clout. So, we believe the governor has truly done us a good turn by appointing them into his cabinet. We are solidly behind them in the onerous task to re-elect our governor for another four years of untarnished governance of our Kwara State.”
Adokutu also announced that non-indigenes in the state will carry out a Non-Indigenes Solidarity Rally for the Governor’s second term re-election soon.
BREAKING: Warri-Itakpe Train Derails In Kogi
According to reports, a train traveling the Warri–Itakpe route derailed, leaving numerous people stranded.
Fidel Info reports that it was the same train that had people kidnapped from its station in Igueben, Edo State.
According to information, the incident took place inside Kogi woodland.
According to reports, a number of people got off the train out of concern for their safety.
It was gathered that the train left Warri early on Sunday and got derailed at around 12pm inside the thick forest between Ajaokuta and Itakpe.
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