governor Abdul Rahman Abdul Razaq of Kwara has committed to improving social services for rural communities in order to reduce rural-to-urban migration through redistribution of wealth and basic infrastructure.
AbdulRazaq revealed this while addressing people from communities in the Irepodun Local Government Area of the state during a meeting in Village Square on Sunday.
He said his administration would not relent in its efforts to reduce rural-urban migration by paying a premium for the well-being of people in rural communities.
The governor said the meeting became necessary to hear from all corners of the state as part of the government’s strategy to spread development to all parts of the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Onilas recently came under the spotlight after the lack of school buildings and other basic services was widely reported.
Since then, the administration has built schools and water facilities, while some nearby communities have also been connected to the national power grid.
The government called the Onila Village Square meeting to engage more with the residents of the community.
The governor promised to study the new requests, especially more teachers and roads.
He added that the current government is also willing to support them with agricultural inputs and equip their health facilities, asking citizens to always provide constructive feedback on the government’s activities to improve welfare.
The Alapa of Omido, Oba John Adegboyega, said it was the first time in history to host an incumbent governor in , let alone enjoy any infrastructure projects.
“If someone had narrated a dream of seeing a governor visiting our town sometime, he would ask the dreamer to go back to sleep.
“We never believed that Onila could enjoy so much attention from this government or that it could be a good center of attention with the presence of development projects.
We are very grateful,” he said.
The traditional ruler thanked the current administration for impacting their lives and for showing them that everyone matters.
AbdulRazaq, on his return, also visited the Palace of the Arigbamu of Agbamu, Oba Samuel Olushola, where he reiterated his administration’s plan to fix his road link.
Olushola described AbdulRazaq as a leader sent by God and praised him for prioritizing the well-being of his people in Agbamu and hiring his way for construction.
The royal father said his people are firmly behind the governor’s re-election to power in 2023 and will decide it with their overwhelming votes.
News sourceCredit: YAYA