AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Governor of Kwara State, has stated that his administration stabilized the state for growth and development during his first term.
According to a statement signed by his spokesman, Rafiu Ajakaye, on Monday, the governor stated this while giving an account of his stewardship when he met with Lagos State-based Kwara professionals over the weekend.
In briefing his audience on his journey since taking office in 2019, AbdulRazaq boasted that he had made measurable strides in various sectors.
“We have been deliberate in spreading development, and we are glad that our people have a better sense of ownership of their state today than ever before. We have stabilized Kwara for growth and development.
“We have numerous road projects throughout the state. We have created a sustainable development plan, an agricultural master plan, and a new master plan for our capital city, and we are currently working on plans for other areas of the state. “We are planning various industrial parks, including one in Eiyenkorin, another in Kwara South, and an agro-processing factory in Kwara North,” he said, according to the statement.
The governor stated that his administration was met with a collapsed basic education sector, as well as all Colleges of Education being closed due to nonpayment of salaries and lack of accreditation.
He stated that the administration has been able to turn things around in the areas of infrastructure and human resource development, worker welfare, and the introduction of technology to give the Kwara state a competitive advantage.
The governor also stated that the state is attracting a variety of positive attention and investments, including a $50 million Olam project for which some lands are being allocated, as well as a share of a $10 billion renewable energy project funded by the US government.