Month: December 2019

Kwara State Government has assembled a negotiating team to interface with representatives of the labour unions over the minimum wage. The team is peopled by government officials and leadership of the labour unions in the state, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Rafiu Ajakaye said in a statement on Thursday. The team, according to the […]

Kwara State Government has pruned the ministries in the state civil service to 16, down from the 19 ministries inherited from the past administration, saying the measure was to cut cost and strengthen efficiency in service delivery to the people. The State’s Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Harriet Afolabi-Oshatimehin told a news briefing Wednesday […]

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Wednesday presented the 2020 budget estimates to the State House of Assembly, with provisions for critical infrastructure and human capital development taking the larger chunk of the budget. The N162bn fiscal plan comprises 53% capital expenditure covering road construction and rehabilitation, rehabilitation and re-equipment of schools and hospitals, rehabilitation […]

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Tuesday extended the suspension of 16 local government chairmen and their legislative committees, a decision premised on the ongoing investigation of the affected officials by the anti-graft body and a subsisting resolution of the House of Assembly. Accused of alleged misappropriation of public funds, the officials were initially suspended […]

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has directed immediate constitution of a government panel to meet with the Labour unions in the state to discuss the national minimum wage. “The Head of Service has been directed to work out the modalities of the workings of the panel,” spokesman of the Governor Rafiu Ajakaye said in a […]

A Professor of Environmental Toxicology, Suleiman Ambali has called on stakeholders in animal husbandry to key into the National Transformation Plan of the Federal Government to develop the nation’s Livestock sub sector and propel the economy. Professor Ambali also called for a political will to develop potentials in the livestock sub sector and make Nigeria […]

Restates respect for traditional institutions Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has said his administration is committed to engendering inclusive socioeconomic growth in an environment of peace and respect for all stakeholders, especially traditional institutions. “The drive for collective prosperity through enterprise and inclusive socioeconomic and infrastructural development is at the heart of our agenda as […]

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Friday swore-in commissioners, Deputy Chief of Staff, special advisers and members of the civil service commission with a charge to carry out their assignments with all sincerity. At the colorful event held at the state banquet hall, Ilorin, Governor AbdulRazaq noted that the task requires focus, patience, sacrifice, tact, […]

Gov, Industry Minister, Dangote visit BUA Factory in Lafiagi Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Adeniyi Adebayo on Thursday toured the BUA sugar refinery and plantation in Lafiagi, Kwara State, amid assurances by AbdulRazaq that the state is open to business. They were joined on the tour of the […]

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Wednesday said the administration is paying closer attention to security of lives and security as part of its strategic plan to reassure investors and the citizens. “Our primary concern is the safety of lives and properties. For us, we don’t want anything that would scare investors away from our […]



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