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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

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, who gave this indication when the General Secretary of the Foundation, Dr. Ali Magbul Al-Amri, paid him a courtesy at the Government House, Ilorin, said this was part of his administration’s effort at enhancing human capital development

Speaking at a five-day retreat for newly recruited staff of Harmony Holdings Limited, Ahmed said that government’s collaboration with the private sector in the running of its business enterprises is to ensure that such companies boost the Internally Generated Revenue of the state and shift emphasis from dependency on federal allocation

Ahmed, in his Christmas and New Year message to the people of Kwara State and Nigerians at large, said the period should also be seen as a season of showing love, especially to the needy in the country

In apparent reaction to a reported free-for-all by supporters of the ACN over the weekend as a result of battle for supremacy between the National Publicity Secretary of the ACN, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and the party’s gubernatorial flag bearer in Kwara State in the 2011 election, Dele Belgore (SAN), the PDP wondered why a party’s registration exercise would turn into a shooting exercise “as if guns are akin to party membership cards.”

The Federal Government palliative, according to the governor, was timely because it will complement the efforts of the Kwara State Government in bringing succour to the affected communities