Everything Is Messed Up In Kwara State – Governor AbdulRazaq Laments

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has lamented that the last administration messed everything up in the state.  

He decried the rot in all sectors of the state, saying the decadence
will take years to fix. The governor however assured his administration
will expend N11.2 billion in revamping the infrastructure in the state’s
schools. The governor added that the aim is to save the deteriorating
conditions of schools in the state.  

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He spoke during the commissioning of new ultra-modern library complex
in Kwara state University (KWASU), Malete, Moro local government area
of the state. The library complex was funded by the Tertiary Education
Trust Fund (TEDFUND). Represented by his Deputy Kayode Alabi, the
governor said: “Everything is messed up in Kwara state, the decay will
take years to fix but we are convinced that we will succeed if everybody
supports us. We are starting on ground zero.

“We are faced with criminal breakdown of basic infrastructure across
every sector in the state, especially in the education and health
sectors. Just last week, we had to pay N250 million to offset two
months’ salaries the state government owed workers across the state
colleges of education. We also paid an additional N50 million to secure
re-accreditation for two of the colleges.  

“We still have a backlog of arrears to pay these teachers. We have
promised to steadily offset these backlogs with an appeal to the workers
to return to work after many months of industrial action to protest the
neglect of the schools by people elected to serve the public. The decay
in the infrastructure across our primary and secondary schools is
better imagined. The more any patriot sees such a thing the sadder he
becomes because it points at a bleak future unless something urgent is
done.  

“It was so bad that funds meant for upgrades of facilities at the
primary schools were diverted with serious consequences for the state.
 “Our government is determined to raise a generation of children who are
able to cope with the education needs of the 21st century.”

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