Browsing: Kwara State

Recall that when politicians and technocrats from Kwara State and beyond converged in Lagos for a retreat to draw a roadmap on the Kwara Project after the elections, many dismissed it as a jamboree; describing it as one of those time-wasting talk shops that would not impact positively on the people

He said that in view of the high rate of graduate unemployment, universities must innovate by considering new ways of cultivating entrepreneurial mind set in the graduates

The NGF broke into two factions on Friday after the forum’s secretariat declared Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State reelected as chairman of the group by 19 votes to Governor Jonah Jang’s 16

He said the National Assembly should also ensure that interests of all stakeholders are captured in the Petroleum Industry Bill, with particular reference to the security and economic issues confronting the country

he council also directed the three colleges of education in the state to stop further recruitment of staff and further procurement of loans without recourse to the state government and their various councils

The USAID Country Director, Dana Monsuri, said that the partnership in 2013 is expected to lead to the training of 500 sorghum farmers in Kwara State on modern cultivation methods, group dynamics and leadership in order to build their capacities, while cassava farmers would also be trained on cassava production and field management, as well as access to credit facilities

The traditional rulers gave the pledge on Tuesday in an interview with Government House correspondents shortly after a meeting with the state Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, at the Government House, Ilorin

According to the governor, Saraki has demonstrated beyond doubt that he is a worthy successor of late Wazirin Iloin and former Senate Leader, late Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki, under whose political tutelage they all learnt to think about the welfare of others before self

Ahmed disclosed this in Abuja when he signed a memorandum of understanding on behalf of the state government with a health insurance fund provider for the expansion of Kwara Community Health Insurance Programme over the next five years

Ahmed added that the suspension of the councils was also a signal to all and sundry that laws are meant to be complied with and that those charged with the responsibility of implementing laws must always be proactive

According to the SSG, the suspension was also borne out of the need to prevent the deterioration of the security situation in Offa and Erin-Ile due to the clear and present danger of the breakdown of law and order, security and public safety in the two communities