Michael Olanrewaju, Ilorin.
overnor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq of Kwara State has reiterated his administration desire to continue changing the narrative of governance in the state said his administration has touch all the 16 local government areas in terms of developmental projects.
This was disclosed by the Governor when he was responding to questions from journalists in marking a year of his administration at the state government house Ilorin.
AbdulRahman said, on resumption to the office, in a year ago almost all sectors in the state were in comatose, ranging from Water, Media, Education, Health and Transportation but with sincerity of purpose his administration has put them in shape to a reasonable extent and still working on further enhancement of those sectors and many others.
According to him “When we came in, there was no pipe bone water running in any part of the state, what we did to achieved result people are now enjoying in this area was to revisit some projects done by the past administration, especially that of former governor Lawal administration in the area of some gigantic water tanks builds across the state to supply water to households in the state”
“We also work on some other areas of water reticulation system and by now almost all the households are getting water. In some cases, where the pipe bone water does not get to those areas we dig standard borehole water for them with overhead tank for them to be getting drinkable water. We achieved this in collaboration with our local plumbers as a way of empowering them”
Talking on Education, the Governor said, the state government had initially scheduled education summit for this but the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic is threatening the visibility of the summit but his administration his working round the clock is collaboration with educational experts in the country on holistic way to ensure the sector regain its past glory where it used to be of of the best in the committee of states.
Added that as part of his administration efforts in getting the best education for the young people of the state, he cleared fine imposed on some schools in the state in which their students involved in examination malpractices in the last external examinations conducted by West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) with N30.5million.
Governor AbdulRahman however said as part of fulfillment of his campaign promises, he had ensured that all the sixteen,16 local government areas in the state are touched with developmental projects of various ones, most especially in the areas of road network and renovation of public schools.