Over 600 public schools under the basic education sector are currently undergoing rehabilitation and reconstruction in Kwara State.
The commissioner for communication, Hon. Bode Towoju, disclosed this when he played host to members of Kwara solidarity movement in his office in Ilorin, the state capital.
Towoju told his visitors that the state governor, AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq,” sees the development of Kwara as his utmost priority, so he is ready for anyone who is willing to join hands in solidarity with him to make the state work again.”
The commissioner, who lamented the rot in the basic education sector before the emergence of AbdulRazaq in 2019 as the state’s governor, said: “He (the governor) started by paying the backlog of counterpart funds for the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) to enable the state have access to more funds.”
“Today, the newly accessed funds are being used to renovate, reconstruct and revamp over 600 schools across the state. The government is constructing digital literacy centres across the state to promote technology-based teaching.”
He restated the preparedness of the governor to collaborate with individuals and organisations in order to move the state forward and ensure the wellbeing of residents.
Towoju expressed delight that the state government is implementing the new minimum wage, adding that : ” Today, no Kwara civil servant is being owed a dime. Civil servants get their salaries as and when due. They are now enjoying the minimum wage.”
Earlier, the coordinator of Kwara solidarity movement, Mohammed Alagbada, had thanked governor AbdulRazaq for changing the narrative of the state to a glorious one.
Alagbada, however, sought the support of the state government on an enlightenment programme the movement is set to embark on.
“The project is designed to sensitise the general public, particularly the grassroots, on the achievements of AbdulRazaq’s administration,” he added.