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AbdulRasaq deserves another term – Kwara south monarch, elders

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State deserves another term based on his great achievements, traditional rulers, statesmen, and union leaders said on Thursday. They spoke…

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State deserves another term based on his great achievements, traditional rulers, statesmen, and union leaders said on Thursday.

They spoke at a town hall meeting in Oro during which they took turns to acknowledge specific projects of the administration in their areas and the effects of its various programmes on the people.

Attended majorly by thousands of people from Irepodun and Isin local government areas, including monarchs and statesmen, the town hall meeting was the second in the series of what is a solo campaign and accountability platform for the administration.

The first held in Offa for residents of Oyun and Offa local government, setting the ground for top administration officials and the Governor to tell its success stories, take feedback, and seek votes from the electorate.

AbdulRazaq led the government team joined by Senator Lola Ashiru; House of Representatives member Raheem Olawuyi (Ajulo-Opin); House of Assembly members; cabinet members; heads of agencies; and APC chieftains and elders led by Chairman Prince Sunday Fagbemi.

The Governor touted the achievements of the administration, acknowledging the support of the people and pledged to work on various request of the communities.

“We are gathered today to assess where we are coming from, where we are, and where we are going. You can judge this government by what we have done, what we are doing, and a fair judgement can only be achieved when we compare the present with the past.

“This is a progressive government. We have done so much; we are going to do more in terms of investments, job creation; youth empowerment; and gender equity,” the Governor said.

Ashiru and Olawuyi said the strides of the APC administration are clear to the blind, with different projects spread across every part of the state.

“We have heard about and we have equally seen numerous achievements of His Excellency Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in Kwara South and I am very happy with this.

“I have to thank the Governor for his developmental strides. On behalf of all the traditional rulers in the entire Kwara South, we are very grateful to His Excellency.

“May God continue to be with you. May God continue to make things easy for you. I want to plead with everyone to reward the Governor for his hard work and commitment,” Olupo of Ajase-Ipo Oba Ismail Yahaya Alebiosu, said.

Prince Olajide Titiloye, who spoke on behalf of the Oloro of Oro Kingdom, attester that the ancient town has not had it so good since 1979.

Prince Titiloye is also the chairman of the home branch of the Oro Descendants Union (ODU),said: “You have done what we could not get since 1979 political era. We are grateful for numerous projects you have done in our community.

“For instance, the government carried out comprehensive renovation of Oro Grammar School. It is a great deal for us. You have given the school a face-lift.

“As a politician during UPN era, you have done what we could not get since then, even with other Governors of the state. With everything in Oro Grammar School now, it is as if it is a small university.

“The General Hospital in Oro is under a very serious renovation now. We appreciate you sir. Likewise, the road that links Nitel/Okerimi junction has been tarred by this government. The road was not passable before.”rs, including education, healthcare, road infrastructure, social investment, revenue generation and allocation, as well as the plan to move Kwara up the ladder of economic growth in Nigeria.

Finance Commissioner Olasumbo Florence said Kwara is on a sure footing today than it ever was in 2019, adding that its fiscal sustainability rating has grown positively over the last three years.

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