The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed says the State has witnessed significant development across all sectors in the last fourteen years as his administration and that of former Governor Bukola Saraki have elevated the State and its people despite spending the bulk of federal allocations on salaries and pensions.
Governor Ahmed, who spoke through a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Dr. Muyideen Akorede, noted that his administration has completed most inherited projects and has equally implemented new projects while several are ongoing across the State.
It highlighted some of the projects implemented by the present administration to include renovation and equipping of five general hospitals into state-of-the-art facilities, International Vocational, Technical and Entrepreneurship College (IVTEC) Ajase Ipo, KWASU’s ultra-modern Engineering Complex, urban and rural electrification and water projects as well as youth empowerment and Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) development under which more than 60,000 youths and entrepreneurs have benefited.
The government said it has also rehabilitated 17 waterworks across the State, expanded its Community Health Insurance scheme and carried out reforms such as the establishment of the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service and Kwara Infrastructural Development Fund (IF-K) which have ensured sustained infrastructure development and prompt payment of salaries and pensions to State workers and pensioners.
According to the statement, these reforms have also enabled the state government implement several road projects across the State despite the limited resources at its disposal.