KWARA State Government has been commended for its various developmental programmes under Shared Prosperity which have improved the quality of life of the people of the State, just as it accused the opposition of being blindfolded and mischievous.
The State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party made the commendation and accusation in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Mas’ud Adebimpe. The party commended the State Government for embarking on aggressive and purposeful job creation drive that has resulted into more than 4000 job opportunities.
According to the party, the Kwara State Government, in conjunction with Federal Government pet-programme-SURE P- community services, created 3,500 jobs for Kwarans, adding that it is instructive that the Abdulfatah Ahmed’s administration, starting from this month, would create 50 more job opportunities in each local government area of the State, starting off in Kaiama, Asa and Ifelodun local government area of the State. “The take off of the International Vocation Training Centre with the first set of the trainees to be involved in the construction of the Centre, the renovation of general hospitals in Ilorin, Offa, Share, Kaima and Omu-Aran, rehabilitation of about 400 classrooms at the basic and secondary levels, completion and rehabilitation of major road networks, completion and commissioning of the International Diagnostic Centre, take-off of first state owned Aviation College in the country, are few of the achievements of the PDP administration in the State that only a blindfolded or mischievious opposition can deny”.
Adebimpe also noted that members of the State and National Assemblies have been complementing the efforts of the State Government in job creation and poverty reduction. Only recently, according to him, the Senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial District in the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki sunk not only boreholes in 58 communities in his constituency, but also empowered 290 people from the constituency with N50,000 each as seed fund for small scale ventures.
The PDP challenged the opposition to, in their atavistic instincts, tell Kwarans what they have done, either in their individual capacity or as a group, to better the lots of the teaming population of unemployed youths in the state, or even their immediate neighbors.
“While the PDP government is focused on improving the people’s welfare, the opposition members are busy carrying briefcases of their paymasters around the globe and making spurious allegations, only to resurface when elections approach”.
The PDP commended the good people of Kwara State for the support they have been giving to the administration of the Peoples’ Governor, Alh. Abdulfatah Ahmed thus far stressing that the dynamic governor is determined, more than ever before, to sustain the tempo of the growth and development in Kwara State.