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February 3, 2017

Ahmed orders release of first, second quarters allocations to Kwara institutions

Ahmed orders release of first, second quarters allocations to Kwara institutions

Gov-Abdulfatah-Ahmed

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, today, directed the immediate release of first and second quarters allocations to tertiary educational institutions in Kwara State, with a charge that any institution head that fails to meet revenue targets resulting in salary arrears will be changed.

Gov-Abdulfatah-Ahmed

Ahmed explained that the revenue projection for the schools had been included in the 2017 budget proposal, and formed the basis of agreed subventions.

He noted that the heads of schools in the state must intensify efforts to market their institutions, increase student numbers and enhance their internally generated revenue (IGR) to meet recurrent expenditure.

The governor said this will ensure that they meet their part of the projected revenue, while assuring that the State government will continue to meet its obligations to the institutions in terms of provisions of subventions and infrastructures.

The governor, however, expressed confidence that the management of the institutions will meet their target and pledged that the state government’s continued support.

According to him, the institutions will soon be restructured and made self-sustaining in view of the current economic realities and global trends.

Ahmed disclosed that the Kwara government will soon set up a committee to assess the infrastructural needs of the institutions, which will be funded under the Kwara State Infrastructure Development Fund (IFK).‎