*Kwarans experiencing transformation due to prudency, selflessness of Gov. AbdulRazaq~ Towoju*
Kwara State Commissioner for Communications, Honorable Olabode Towoju has said Kwarans are experiencing massive transformation and all-round development because of the prudency and selflessness of Governor AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq.
The Commissioner while addressing the delegates of the Nigerian Guild of Investigative Journalists, NGIJ, currently in Kwara State for a Governance Assessment visit, said; since the administration of Governor AbdulRaham AbdulRazaq on the May 29, 2019, the governor has been walking the talk with massive human capital development, women and youth participations in governance as well as unequalled infrastructural development in all the 16 Local Government Areas of the state.
Hon. Towoju who also took out time to take the Guild round the projects being executed under his Ministry across the state said; “check the statistics, gone are the days were the Ministry of Women Affairs will be the only slot reserved for women, now we have 35 percent women representation in the cabinet of our Governor. In fact, the 90 percent of his cabinet are youths.^
The Honorable Speaker of Kwara State House of Assembly is just 36 years old.
The Governor, in less than three years has been able to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor with his massive revamping of critical sectors of the state’s economy.
According to Towoju, ‘In educational sector, Governor AbdulRaham AbdulRazaq employed on merit, over 5,000 teachers, established a very commendable program; ‘KWARAlearn’ where billions of naira has been deployed to equip students and teachers, build, renovate and also revive the dwindling education sector in Kwara State.”
The Commissioner stressed that the Governor AbdulRazaq’s administration has implemented the Minimum Wage for Civil Servants, which has been lauded by Kwarans.
Speaking further, Hon. Towoju added that the Governor believes that the Youths are the future and strength of the state, hereby putting the Youths in strategic positions for the development and upliftment of the state.
“Governor AbdulRazaq is already passing the baton of leadership of the state to the Youth. The Speaker of the State House of Assembly is just 36 Years, the State Attorney General is a the youngest in the Federation, which is a clear departure of what was obtainable in the past.
“The facelift Kwara is experiencing wouldn’t have been possible if not for the prudency of the Governor and his selfless service to humanity”.
Regarding the innovation of the Governor for the betterment of Kwarans at large, the Communications’ Commissioner said that before now, the Herald Newspaper, the State owned Newspaper was a shadow of its self before this present administration came on board, Governor has been able to inject life into the state owned Media.
“Kwara Television is now being run 24 hours, unlike before that it was struggling to operate for six hours. Kwara TV is now on Startimes and we are working tirelessly to move it to DSTV.
“On health, Governor rolled out programmes such as Roll-Out Malaria, Polio, Tuberculosis and other diseases that have been rampant in the State by kicking them.out of the state with massive funding with over N150 Million, and bought standard machines in the General Hospital to improve the healthcare sector in the state”.
Showering encomium on the proactiveness and foresight of the Governor, he said he has made the welfare of the Youths paramount and also building an ICT Hub Center, International Conference Center, Ilorin Future Art Center, Sugar Film Factory Production and over 700 projects have been earmarked and working on them.
He added that, Governor AbdulaRazaq administration has empowered Kwarans with Money for the Elderly called Owo Arugbo for the vulnerables and Empowerment called Owo Isowo for prospective entrepreneurs for prospective entrepreneurs.