Gov. Ahmed: BVN will end salary delay

The Kwara State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, has given an assurance that the verification of workers in the state through the presentation of Bank Verification Numbers and the proposed Biometric exercise will end the delay in the payment of salaries in the State.
Governor Ahmed gave this assurance at a meeting with the All Progressives Congress stakeholders in Ilorin, the state capital.
He said through the presentation of the BVN, salaries of local governments workers and State Universal Basic Education teachers, which had been a major problem, would become a thing of the past.
According to the governor, the approval by the Debt Management Office of the N20 billion Bond to be secured by the State, the tempo of the development of infrastructure in the state would be faster.
Some of the projects tied to the bond, Ahmed said, include the expansion of some major roads in the state capital, construction of two new campuses of Kwara State University in Ilesha-Baruba and Osi in Baruten and Ekiti Local Government Areas respectively.
“With increased internally generated revenue, youth empowerment and employment programme of this administration would also improve tremendously,” he promised.
Ahmed called for greater unity among the people of the state, stressing: “Our strength is in our unity as it creates better understanding and development, indications that things will get better”.
On local government election, Ahmed charged the APC local and ward chairmen and stakeholders in the state to be fully prepared in their respective council areas through inclusive approach in the emergence of candidates for elections in all the 16 local government areas of the state.
He advised that the principle of zoning, loyalty and credibility must put into consideration before councillorship and chairmanship candidates could emerge.