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Kwara garment factory ready before Dec, to create 2,000 direct jobs, says gov

By Odun Edward, Ilorin
30 August 2022   |   3:22 am
Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, at the weekend, said the state’s garment factory, to be inaugurated this year, will employ 2,000 workers directly.

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, at the weekend, said the state’s garment factory, to be inaugurated this year, will employ 2,000 workers directly.

Speaking with All Progressives Congress (APC) youths, Progressive Social Media Influencers and some online news publishers on Sunday, the governor said the idea was to make Kwara a hub for garment production, to benefit from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) of the United States as well as other economic benefits.

The governor added that other projects of the administration such as the visual arts centre, Adeta Yebumot Road, Ilesha Gwanara and Osi-Obbo-Aiyegunle Road and General Tunde Idiagbon Bridge will also be inaugurated in the fourth quarter of the year.

According to him, the N27.2 billion bond the administration took is being deployed judiciously, adding that the private bond is governed by very strict rules that protect public interest and disallow mismanagement of any kind.

The governor said the delay in the bond issuance last year and inflation affected the pace of the projects, although the challenges were being surmounted.

AbdulRazaq, however, said the administration completed several projects and implemented many programmes with great impact across the state, adding that project commissioning or flag-off is not synonymous with good governance, as some Nigerians may to believe.

The administration has made huge impact in the lives of the residents in various sectors, including health, water, social safety nets, support for businesses, education, gender inclusion, youth empowerment and rural urban development, AbdulRazaq said.

He said the administration was constructing 39 digital literacy centres across Kwara in partnership with Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) – apart from the innovation hub, which he said would also be inaugurated later in the year.

AbdulRazaq also said the current public officers were making huge sacrifices in the service of the state, as “the era of flamboyance is gone” because of the need to rebuild the state and channel resources to greater good.

He commended the attendees for their support, fair criticism and representation, as well as understanding over the years.