Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has given an assurance that the verification of workers in the state through the presentation of Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) will end delay in the payment of salaries in the State.
Ahmed gave this assurances at a meeting with the All Progressives Congress (APC) Stakeholders in Ilorin, the state capital,adding that through the presentation of the BVN, salaries of local governments workers and State Universal Basic Education teachers, which had been a major problem would become a thing of the past.
According to the governor, the approval by the Debt Management Office of the N20 billion Bond to be secured by the State, the tempo of the development of infrastructure in the state would be faster.
Some of the projects tied to the bond, the governor said, include the expansion of some major roads in the State capital, construction of two new campuses of Kwara State University in Ilesha-Baruba and Osi in Baruten and Ekiti local government areas respectively.
“With increased internally generated revenue, youth empowerment and employment programme of this administration would also improve tremendously”, he promised.
Governor Ahmed called for greater unity among the people of the State, stressing that ” our strength is in our unity as it creates better understanding and development ; indications that things will get better “.
On local government elections, Dr Ahmed, charged APC local and ward chairmen and stakeholders in the state to be fully prepared in their respective
council areas through inclusive approach in the emergence of candidates for elections in all the 16 local government areas of the state.
He advised that the principle of zoning formula, loyalty, credibility must put into consideration before councillorship and chairmanship candidates could emerge.