The Kwara state governor, Alh Abdulfatah Ahmed has said that his administration will ensure even development of all parts of the state without discrimination.
The governor gave the assurance in Share, Headquarters of Ifelodun local government area of the state during the launch of Share education endowment fund.
He said equity and even spread would be the criteria for the distribution of development projects, as “no part of the state will be disadvantaged in terms of infrastructure allocation”.
Ahmed disclosed that “a minimum of 3000 jobs would be created along the Ifelodun, Edu and Patigi Local Government axis when the Chetex Park, a partnership between Kwara State government and a Chinese Textile firm, takes off Share.
On agriculture, Ahmed said a sum of N1bn has been made available under the administration’s Off Taker Demand Driven Agriculture Scheme for farmers involved in cropping, fish farming and animal husbandry.
He said under ther scheme farmers will be provided with agricultural inputs approximate to the amount borrowed to ensure efficiency and eliminate diversion.
Ahmed noted that people’s partnership with the state government was crucial for the success of prosperity oriented programmes of the government, stressing that without the people’s contribution and active involvement prosperity would not be created.
“Government alone cannot create prosperity without your contribution. Thus, your responsibility, among others, is to partner the government to promote agriculture, the main occupation in our state, for food security, employment and alternative revenue”, the governor said. Ahmed advised the people of the State to embrace peace and ensure good neighbourliness as it was crucial for prosperity to manifest.
The National President of Share Patriotic Movement, Mr AbdulFatah Jimoh, in his speech said the Education Endowment Fund was part of strategy to check decay in the education sector that Share youths contend with.