Forum tasks governor-elect on Kwara development blueprint
Kwara State governor-elect, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been urged to evolve a blueprint that will turn around the fortunes of the state within the first year of his administration.
In a statement issued in Omu-Aran yesterday, the Kwara South Progressive Forum said “the governor has an abiding responsibility” to make a difference from the rot the state had been subjected to in the last 16 years.
The coordinator, Chief Bola Olu, and secretary, Mr. Bisi Omidiji, jointly signed the statement.
As the arrow-head of the ‘oto ge e’ (enough is enough) revolution, which worked for APC’s electoral victory, the forum added that it was only through exemplary leadership, impressive performance and accountability that Abdulrazaq could justify the public confidence in him.
“The recent general elections clearly proved to the political elite that the average Nigerian voter attached so much value to his ballot, genuine public service and accountability,” the forum added.
Warning that the outgoing government will not go down without a fight, the forum said that the only means of power retention on a long-term basis was progressive policies and projects execution.
“The governor-elect must never allow lethargy to set in from the starting block to the finishing.
“He must constitute a team that will equitably represent the ethnic blocs in the state and prioritise the urgent needs of the workers, pensioners who had suffered criminal neglect by the out-going Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government,” it stated.
The forum also enjoined the governor-elect to critically study the agricultural potential of the state, with a view to driving the army of unemployed youths back to the farm for meaningful employment.
It stressed the need for thorough investigation of the ownership of Shonga Farm, Aviation College, Ilorin, and Kwara Football Academy, which gulped so much of the state’s resources without corresponding returns.
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