Governor Abdulfattah Ahmed of Kwara state has said that the state needs a total sum of two hundred and fifteen billion naira to develop its infrastructures in parts of the state.
Speaking at a public lecture on the fiftieth anniversary of the state in Ilorin on Monday, Governor Ahmed who admitted that the journey has not been easy with the level of turnover of governors and development in 50 years of its existence, said that all stakeholders must sit down to channel way for greater development. He however said that the state has cause to celebrate the Golden Anniversary
While noting that the state is suffering deficit in the area of low human capacity development, the governor also urged all stakeholders to improve on management of human and material resources in order to drive infrastructural development in the state.
Also speaking at the lecture, the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP country director, southern Sudan, Professor Kamil Kamaldeen, said that the inclusion of the citizenry in governance is essential to drive development goals, adding that resilience of the people at sustaining peace and harmony in the state will take it to the Promised Land.
He also called on civil servants to change their attitude to public service, adding that they should re-prioritize to promote better service.