In fulfilment of its promise to run an inclusive government, develop rural communities and make the people own the government, the Kwara state government is to create channel to disseminate information, receive feedbacks, observations, and complaints.
This, it said will be made possible through the creation of a mobile application that will avail the public, opportunity to access necessary information and also share theirs, such as their needs, and development of projects in their communities.
Senior Special Assistant to the Kwara state governor on Community Intervention, Kayode Oyin-Zubair, made the disclosure while sharing some of the government plans when he paid a courtesy visit on RoyalFM radio on Tuesday.
He said the app, will particularly aid farmers to get adequate information about the weather to suit agricultural purpose.
Oyin-Zubair said, with the app, the Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, will get first hand information from the people and respond accordingly.
The former aspirant for the Kwara State House of Assembly, also sought to work hand in hand with the station especially in giving one of its programme, “Community Report,” more attention and listenership.
While charging the public to play their part in civic responsibilities, the SSA lamented over the indiscriminate dumping of refuse in water ways and charged the media to support the government in its sensitization drive.
In his own response, the station Manager, Adeyemi Badewa congratulated the SSA on his appointment, which he said was well-deserved, judging by his immense contribution to the Liberation struggle in Kwara.
He assured him of the station’s support at all times towards achieving a better Kwara.
Badewa also used the visit to debunk insinuations that RoyalFM is political, an opinion held by some members of the public.
While noting that such claims had never been backed up, he said the topmost radio station is non-partisan and is open to do business with any member of the public as long as it’s legitimate.
Also speaking, Royal FM Head of News and Current Affairs, Taiwo Adediran assured the Governor’s aid of sustained support by the station.
Adediran, who commended the SSA, for his foresight and spirit of camaraderie, reiterated the commitment of the station to grassroots coverage and adequate feedback.