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The state Commissioner for Communications, Olabode Towoju, gave the assurance at a stakeholders meeting with political parties organised by the Kwara State Signage and Advertisements Agency (KWASSA), on Thursday in Ilorin, State’s capital.

At a press briefing to explain the recent take over of two Kwara properties by Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) owing to about N1.7bn debts of the Farm, the government said more than a cumulative sum of N5bn of public funds and loans secured with the government as guarantor have been sunk into the agricultural project with no traces of any dividends to the people of the state.

Speaking at the opening of the 8th Kwara State Joint Trade Fair in Ilorin, the state capital, the Governor said the administration is making deliberate investments in critical infrastructure such as roads, innovation hub, visual arts centre, garment factory, among others, which he said would create more jobs and widen the state’s revenue base.

The winners got between N250,000 and N3m to start or strengthen their businesses after some rigorous, private sector-led screening processes that began with at least 7,202 applicants. Amounts awarded depended on the scale and viability of their business proposals, according to the Kwara State Social Investment Programme office, which coordinated the initiative alongside Fidelity Bank.

“We have recruited at least 90 nurses, 19 doctors and at least 20 other allied workers. All together, we are recruiting into primary and secondary health facilities and the number will keep increasing,” Director-General of the Kwara State Hospital Management Bureau, Dr Sa’ad Aluko said at the induction ceremony for the new workers in General Hospital, Ilorin.

A statement from Kemi Adeosun, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, on Sunday said the decision was to bring students in the schools to meet up for the period when their schools were shut

He admonished the faithful of both religions to peacefully resolve the issue of hijab for female Muslim students in 10 government grant-aided missionary schools across the state.