Segun Bambo Ojomo
The recent monthly APC town hall meeting in Kwara State was attended by an unprecedented crowd which one would have easily described as tumultuous but for the maintenance of law and order and the proven fact that majority of the crowd content were ardent supporters of the present administration of Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed who believed in his firm resolve to ensure betterment in the lives of all Kwarans. Participants from the state’s 16 local councils including party executives, top officials of government graced the occasion filled beyond brim by eager members of the public. The major highlights at the occasion included:
The funding of on going and new infrastructure projects to completion with the release of N1billion to contractors handling projects in March under the Infrastructure Development Fund(IF-K). It should be well commended that the Ahmed administration, taking into cognisance the inclement economic recession, had wisely set up a separate fund (the IF-K) to cater for new and ongoing projects to completion. This initiative which could be imbibed by other states had ensured that projects did not stop due to inadequacy or lack of funding.
The intention to upscale the MSME support with the injection of more funds to empower women and youths across the state.
A mass transit system that’s first of its kind in Kwara, the Maigida Soludero Transit Scheme to be flagged off soon to cater for mass movements of people within and outside the metropolis.
The commencement of the Osi campus of the Kwara State University.
The beefing up of security throughout the nooks and crannies of the state against insurgency with the collaborative involvements of the state’s police command, vigilante groups and other security agencies and the entrechment of the campaign against unlawful arms’ possession.
With these done and others to follow in line with Ahmed’s resolve to make life meaningful for all Kwarans, could it not be delivered that Kwara State is stepwisely assuming a national metropolitan status?