Kwara state Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has said his administration will engender all-inclusive socio-economic growth in an environment of peace and respect for all stakeholders, especially traditional institutions.
The governor spoke at the 10th coronation anniversary of the Olojoku of Ojoku, Oba AbdulRasaq Adegboyega Afolabi.
According to him: “The drive for collective prosperity through enterprise and inclusive socio-economic and infrastructural development is at the heart of our agenda as an administration.
“For this reason, this administration will continue to strengthen the frontiers of peace that Kwara State is known for because development cannot take place in an atmosphere of chaos or where there is threat to peace.”
AbdulRazaq was represented on the occasion by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hajia Aisha Ahman Pategi.
The governor also reiterated his administration’s respect for traditional institutions, calling them the custodians of the people’s culture and tradition.
He said they remained “key to our agenda to rebuild a state that works for all.
“In no distant time, this administration will roll out the anti-poverty Social Investment Programme and our community leaders will be key to make it a huge success through transparency and inclusion.
“The next four years will, God willing, record very impactful infrastructural development in our state as part of our strategy to open up Kwara for growth.”
and make it competitive. We have received bids for the construction or rehabilitation of 26 roads in the first phase of what promises to be a steady upgrade of our community and urban road network.”
AbdulRazaq also said his administration was working hard to deepen access to qualitative education that would make the Kwara child truly competitive in the 21st century knowledge economy.