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Kwara APC elders declare support for AbdulRazaq

Kwara APC elders declare support for AbdulRazaq

Several elders and stakeholders in the Kwara State APC on Monday declared total support for the administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, who they claimed has changed the narrative of the state across various sectors. The elders told a news briefing in Ilorin, the state capital, that they have a historic duty to support AbdulRazaq on […]

Kwara governor, AbdulRazaq, dissolves cabinet

Kwara governor, AbdulRazaq, dissolves cabinet

By Demola Akinyemi – Ilorin Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has dissolved his cabinet with effect from last week Thursday, December 31, 2020. The dissolution was contained in a letter written by Secretary to the State Government, Professor Mamman Sabah Jubril, to all cabinet members. Jubril retains his seat. The Chief Press Secretary to the […]

Abdulrazaq bags UN award

Abdulrazaq bags UN award

Kwara Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Monday received the United Nations-backed _‘HeforShe’_ award for his efforts and cabinet picks, which have mainstreamed gender inclusion in the state’s political structure. The award was conferred on the Governor in Ilorin, the state capital, when the Minister of Women Affairs Dame Pauline Tallen paid an advocacy visit to rally […]

Kwara APC still searching for peace as Governor AbdulRazaq battles protracted party crisis

Kwara APC still searching for peace as Governor AbdulRazaq battles protracted party crisis

…Investigation reveals origin of feud …There’s understanding now, party chieftain claims By Demola Akinyemi The recent dissolution of party executives at all levels by the national leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress ( APC) had signified a death knell to one of the two warring factions in Kwara state until the announcement came shortly […]

Unveiling Governor AbdulRazaq’s health care gift for Kwara

Unveiling Governor AbdulRazaq’s health care gift for Kwara

By Demola Akinyemi Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara state is not taking the provision of effective health care delivery for the residents of the state lightly. The Health Insurance Scheme which the governor put in place to cover all the 3.2m population in the state is mandatory for all having been established by law. Upon […]

Pension: Must you copy everything from Lagos state, Abdulrazaq blasted

Pension: Must you copy everything from Lagos state, Abdulrazaq blasted

By Nwafor Sunday Barely five hours, Kwara state governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, said he would send a bill to the State House of Assembly to revoke the law awarding pension to former governors and their deputies, Abdulganiyu Abdulqadir, the Press Officer, Local Matters to ex-governor Bukola Saraki blasted him, asking if he (Abdulrazaq) must copy everything […]

We can’t abandon, demoralise police – AbdulRazaq

We can’t abandon, demoralise police – AbdulRazaq

Kwara Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Wednesday made a passionate appeal to Nigerians to never turn their backs or abandon the police and other security agencies, saying the vast majority of the officers are patriots who are equally committed to a greater Nigeria. AbdulRazaq said the events of the past few weeks, especially the #EndSARS protest, […]

AbdulRazaq announces N500m support for looted businesses

AbdulRazaq announces N500m support for looted businesses

By Demola Akinyemi Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has announced N500m fund to assist all those whose businesses in Ilorin were looted by hoodlums, as parts of the administration’s efforts to bring them back on their feet following the incident. The governor said this Saturday evening after he visited various shops and scenes that were […]

Kwara out of pariah status as AbdulRazaq signs VAPP Bill

Kwara out of pariah status as AbdulRazaq signs VAPP Bill

Kwara Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has signed the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Bill into law. With the signing, Kwara has exited the club of 19 states widely criticised for not domesticating the key human rights law. Kwara was one of the 19 states yet to domesticate the law, which addresses domestic violence and other sociocultural and […]

Kwara gov, AbdulRazaq, walks with ENDSARS protesters, urges calm

Kwara gov, AbdulRazaq, walks with ENDSARS protesters, urges calm

By Demola Akinyemi – Ilorin Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, on Thursday walked along with hundreds of #EndSARS protesters to the police headquarters in Ilorin, the state capital, urging them to remain calm and peaceful while their grievances are promptly addressed. Acknowledging the grievances of the protesters, AbdulRazaq said he and a few governors and […]

Why I can’t meet Kwara workers’ demand now ― AbdulRazaq

Why I can’t meet Kwara workers’ demand now ― AbdulRazaq

By Demola Akinyemi – Ilorin Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Tuesday said the state’s treasury is too lean to accommodate the demands of the labour unions which the governor said would consume its entire resources. AbdulRazaq said while the government is willing to pay the minimum wage, as has been enacted by the parliament, […]

AbdulRazaq stops further payment on College road

AbdulRazaq stops further payment on College road

Kwara Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Tuesday directed no further payment should be made to the contractor handling Kwara State College of Education road in Ilorin. He said further payment will be based on determination of exact shortage to the public in line with an audit report that exposed some disparities between the work done and […]

Rainstorm: Kwara distributes palliatives as AbdulRazaq visits victims

Rainstorm: Kwara distributes palliatives as AbdulRazaq visits victims

Kwara Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Wednesday toured the Ilorin metropolis where last weekend’s rainstorm blew off the rooftops of hundreds of residential and commercial buildings and rendered thousands homeless. The tour coincided with delivery of food palliatives to Kwara North senatorial districts, beginning with Jebba town in Moro Local government and Lafiagi in Edu Local […]

Kwara committed to access to safe water – AbdulRazaq

Kwara committed to access to safe water – AbdulRazaq

Kwara Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has said the state is committed to attain the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, which is attainment of universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water. AbdulRazaq also said the administration is working hard to end open defecation in Kwara State with improved access to adequate and equitable sanitation […]

A Governor and his love for probity

A Governor and his love for probity

By Rafiu Ajakaye Kwara Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is an emerging phenomenon in the Nigerian political space, thanks to his style, his drive to make things easy for the poor within resources available to him, and the pace at which he is demystifying governance. He lives in his own house. He drives his own car. He […]