ILORIN- Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has assured the people of the of his determination to leave the state far better than he met it.
The governor gave this assurance while receiving the leadership of Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU), the umbrella sociocultural organisation of the people of Ilorin Emirate, led by its National President, Alhaji Aliyu Uthman, which paid him a courtesy visit at his office on Tuesday.
AbdulRazaq said his administration was determined more than ever before to ensure the all-round transformation of the state capital and the entire state, adding that the support and advice of the IEDPU in that regard would always be appreciated.
The governor, who commended the union for embarking on the construction of a Skills Acquisition Hub in Ilorin, promised his support towards the completion of the project for the benefit of all Kwarans in particular and Nigerians at large.
AbdulRazaq, who also congratulated the union’s National Secretary, Malam Abubakar Imam, for writing a book on prominent indigenes and residents of Ilorin, promised to grace the book’s launch scheduled for July 1, at the Banquet Hall.
Earlier, the IEDPU president congratulated AbdulRazaq on his assumption of his second term in office and on his emergence as the Chairman of the influential Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF).
Uthman, who said that the union visited the governor to brief him on the progress attained in the construction of the Skills Acquisition Hub and other important community matters.
He expressed the conviction of the union that the two positions would give him more opportunities at lifting the state higher in all facets of human development.
The IEPDU president thanked the governor for his support to the union before and since his emergence as the chief executive of the state, saying that AbdulRazaq has been giving the union listening hears.
He assured the governor and other members of the union at home and in diaspora that all the monies generated for the project would be judiciously expended.
Uthman also assured the governor of their support and those of the good people of Ilorin Emirate in his efforts at taking the state to the next level. (NAN)