The Governor of Kwara State AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has been applauded over the many developments, construction of roads and execution of many giant projects that the public could easily relate with.
Speaking at the 57th Annual National Conference of the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU) in Ilorin, the Governor commended the traditional ruler and the IEDPU for keeping the flag flying and said a lot needs to be done to make the capital city the number one positive reference point in Nigeria.
“I especially commend the Emir and the leadership of the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union for keeping the flag flying every year.
"We thank you for keeping the legacy of Sheikh Alimi evergreen.
"We need to commend the focus of the IEDPU. We used to come annually for the launch of calendar.
"But this year has changed and we are proud of that.
"The main focus for this year is the ICT centre. I dare say that we must support the IEDPU to make sure that by this time next year the ICT project is completed.
"I was in Kwara South yesterday to launch a hospital project by Offa Metropolitan Club.
"Let's also make Ilorin greater; we should take the lead.
"By this time next year, IEDPU should be launching another project.
"It is a challenge for all of us. We are all members of the IEDPU and we should support them to achieve the set goals.
"By now we should be pointing to numerous community-sponsored projects in Ilorin.
"I am glad this has started already. On our part, we are trying to change the face of Ilorin.
"You can see interlocking pavements taking place all over the town under our urban renewal programme.
"We are dualising the Yebumot/Oloje road; we are fixing Adeta/Pakata road; and Pakata/Oja-Oba road project; Old and New Yidi road.
"We will keep doing our best to make sure we transform Ilorin.
"In terms of infrastructure, we are renovating different parts of the state stadium; and we are building a new Squash Court.
"The Ilorin International Conference Centre will be the best of its kind in northern Nigeria outside Abuja.
"In terms of industrialisation and employment, we have just awarded a contract for industrial pack in Eiyenkorin.
"There will be another pack in Malete. And you know, the state is building its own Innovation Hub, which will run along with IEDPU's Innovation Hub in order to empower our youths to achieve greater heights.
One of the highlights of the programme was the Emir announcing Hajia Bola Shagaya as the Zaraniya of Ilorin.
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