Tsaragi APC, emirate back AbdulRazaq over Miss Kolo’s nomination;Gov says nominee will succeed

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq acted within the recommendations of people of Tsaragi emirate whose turn it is to produce commissioner from Edu local government area, according to Tsaragi chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). “We are grateful to your Excellency for approving our nomination (of Miss Joanna Nnazua Kolo) from Tsaragi emirate…

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Kwara Gov protests poor work on channelisation of Asa River • Directs evacuation of residents of flood-prone areas

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Thursday called on the Federal Government to order contractors handling the channelisation of the Asa River in the state back to site, saying the drainage was poorly done and is too narrow to prevent flooding in the areas and loss of human lives and properties. AbdulRazaq said he had…

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26-year-old, three other women make Kwara’s first cabinet list • Governor nominates ex-First Bank mortgage chief as new KW-IRS boss

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has forwarded the names of four women to the State House of Assembly as commissioner-nominees, including a 26-year-old Joana Nnazua Kolo from Edu local government area of the state. AbdulRazaq has also nominated a former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the FBN Mortgages Limited, a subsidiary of the…

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Kwara Governor orders refund of exam charges to Principals, Vice principals

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has ordered immediate refund of N2000 and N1500 examination charges that the Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) collected from teachers who applied to become principals and vice principals across the state. AbdulRazaq reasoned that there was no basis for such charges since all the Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government now…

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Kwara alone can meet Nigeria’s sugar needs, says Governor AbdulRahman – Eyes partnership with Dangote Group

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has said the state alone has the potential and the fertile land to produce Nigeria’s sugar need. Speaking during a visit to the Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical Plant in Lagos, AbdulRazaq said his administration is keying into public-private partnerships to attract investments and create jobs and wealth for the people.…

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Over 90 public properties unlawfully appropriated in Kwara — AbdulRazaq • Sets up 15-member committee on waste management, environment

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has said over 90 properties built with public funds were unlawfully appropriated by some officials of the past administration, saying the development underpins the impunity with which the state was almost run aground. The Governor, meanwhile, has set up a 15-member committee to undertake a comprehensive assessment and recommendation of…

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1000 Kwara traders, artisans to get N1bn soft loans, says Governor • Cabinet list likely next week •Says N4.8bn inherited from Ahmed intact

At least 1000 traders, marketers and artisans will benefit from a N1billion soft loan to run their businesses under the Kwara State Social Investment Programme (KWASSIP) under consideration by the State House of Assembly, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq said on Thursday. AbdulRazaq said at a maiden breakfast meeting with journalists in Kwara State that the focus…

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