Kwara Gov releases new commissioner-nominees’ list • State to have nine women cabinet members

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Tuesday released an additional six-person commissioner-nominees’ list, with five more women added to what has now gone down in history as Nigeria’s most gender-friendly government cabinet. The latest list, which again reflects the state’s demography, means that Kwara now has nine women (56.25%) and seven men (43.75%) commissioner-nominees who…

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KWSG begins massive clearing of refuse within Ilorin today; Set up special task force

Kwara State Government has set up a special task force committee to ensure that the state capital is clean and hygienic. The committee members will comb the whole State capital today with special attention on vulnerable areas like Tanke area. Members of the committee include: Ibrahim Akaje, Yinka Bello, Oloyin Lateef Adebayo and AbdulRasaq Jeddah.…

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We’ll build a viable, prosperous state through SMEs: Kwara Gov

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq at the weekend said his administration’s upcoming social investment programme has been designed to fund small businesses, artisans, and lift many people out of the poverty bracket. “This journey has begun with the passage of the Kwara State Social Investment Programme Bill by the State Assembly. We will make sure…

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Kwara to spend N100m on State library, e-learning, innovation hub • AbdulRazaq explains direct bursary payment to students

Kwara State Government will spend at least N100m to renovate the State Library Complex and use it as a launchpad for e-learning and temporary headquarters for the state’s innovation hub, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq said late Wednesday. He said the renovation work would begin very soon as part of his efforts to reposition the education sector…

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Nigeria must look beyond oil, says Kwara gov

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Wednesday called for urgent diversification of the Nigerian economy to lessen national reliance on crude oil, saying the country must invest in agriculture and small and medium scale enterprises. “The theme of your study tour —Economic Diversification and National Development in Nigeria —is very apt. The time has come…

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