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Kwara Govt. Slams Lai Mohammed, Says Uninformed About Governance In The State by 5Ebiscoo: 11:01pm On Jan 12
The Kwara State Government says the Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed’s recent pronouncements on governance in Kwara State are at variance with the reality on the ground.

In a response to statements by the Minister “containing unsupported claims about governance in the state”, the Kwara State Government contradicted the image of stagnation painted by Alhaji Mohammed, maintaining that the state has recorded commendable strides.

A State Government statement issued on Saturday said: “Kwara State has made visible incremental progress in the years referred to by Alhaji Mohammed. For example, since 2003, under the administration of former Governor Bukola Saraki and as upscaled by the current administration of Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, Kwara State has overcome its position as a civil service-driven state and is now a major frontier of growth in the North-Central region. The growth cuts across all sectors of our economy and includes successful reforms in health insurance, agriculture, energy, revenue generation, infrastructure development and funding which several states across the country continue to understudy and adopt. These reforms have the added distinction of earning Kwara State national and international acclaim in addition to vastly improving the lives of the people.

“The minister also failed to clarify his claim that workers have been pauperised in Kwara State on account of salary arrears. Rather, the truth is that Kwara State is one of the few states in the country that are up to date in the payment of salaries to workers. If the Minister was abreast of developments in the state, he will know or at least acknowledge that only local government workers are owed by their individual councils due to the drop in their federation allocation.”

While maintaining that progress has also been made in road infrastructure despite existing gaps, including on federal roads like Ajase Ipo-Erin-Ile, the government stressed that in addition to major achievements on state roads, it is currently intervening on Sango to Oke-Ose federal road, and started work on Kishi-Kaiama Federal Road, before the federal government took over funding.

On the issue of bailouts from the federal government, the State Government clarified that the only intervention received by Kwara State from the Federal Government in 2015 was deployed for salaries of state workers and infrastructure. It said other federal interventions which restructured state government loans and provided budget support due to shortfalls in federal allocation in 2016/2017 were utilised for recurrent expenditure such as salaries as appropriated.

Additionally, the State Government stressed that the said bailouts were loans that it is already repaying to the Federal Government through direct deductions from federal allocation to the state.

On Paris Club refunds, the state government maintained that N5.6b was released to local government councils for the payment of salary arrears out the amount so far received by the state.

According to the statement, “The prolonged local government salary crisis in the country is sensitive and emotive. We, therefore, urge the Minister to focus more on leveraging his position as federal minister to secure a solution to the problem if the welfare of the affected workers is so important to him rather than using their hardship for partisanship.

“Alhaji Muhammed is also advised to adopt a more temperate tone with regard to sensitive issues in Kwara State such as the tragic Offa Robbery which took the lives of 33 innocent civilians and policemen. He should join the State Government and the Offa community in supporting ongoing efforts to prevent a recurrence, in tangible ways, rather than acting in a manner that heats up the polity”.

https://theeagleonline.com.ng/kwara-government-lambast-lai-mohammed-over-uninformed-comments/

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Re: Kwara Govt. Slams Lai Mohammed, Says Uninformed About Governance In The State by AhlexOfficial(m): 11:29pm On Jan 12
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Re: Kwara Govt. Slams Lai Mohammed, Says Uninformed About Governance In The State by foliman(m): 11:29pm On Jan 12
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Re: Kwara Govt. Slams Lai Mohammed, Says Uninformed About Governance In The State by Elpercy(m): 11:30pm On Jan 12
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Re: Kwara Govt. Slams Lai Mohammed, Says Uninformed About Governance In The State by Flattino(m): 11:30pm On Jan 12
Lol.
Who is Kwara govt?
More like . Pdpigz slam lai Muhammad. Bla bla bla
Radarada

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Re: Kwara Govt. Slams Lai Mohammed, Says Uninformed About Governance In The State by Afamed: 11:30pm On Jan 12
O to gee

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Re: Kwara Govt. Slams Lai Mohammed, Says Uninformed About Governance In The State by sojayy(m): 11:30pm On Jan 12
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Re: Kwara Govt. Slams Lai Mohammed, Says Uninformed About Governance In The State by arclord: 11:31pm On Jan 12
Hmmmmm.... Lips sealed... �
Re: Kwara Govt. Slams Lai Mohammed, Says Uninformed About Governance In The State by seXytOhbAd(m): 11:31pm On Jan 12
I don’t care about what pdp has to say about jack poo. Atiku just slammed CCB, meanwhile it’s everyday for the thief, one day for the owner going on with CJN.

Let the man have his day before the court system he is supposed have been in charge of and be on the receiving end of the bulala too.

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Re: Kwara Govt. Slams Lai Mohammed, Says Uninformed About Governance In The State by nonye6194: 11:33pm On Jan 12
Lai Mohammed, the lying Webster. The oracle of fallacy grin

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Re: Kwara Govt. Slams Lai Mohammed, Says Uninformed About Governance In The State by Teeisaac(m): 11:33pm On Jan 12
Anytime I hear kwara walahi na saraki always come to my mind. as if na saraki be d capital of kwara state
Re: Kwara Govt. Slams Lai Mohammed, Says Uninformed About Governance In The State by ArmaniUhuru: 11:34pm On Jan 12
Even the devil is afraid of this man

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Re: Kwara Govt. Slams Lai Mohammed, Says Uninformed About Governance In The State by Abeyjide: 11:36pm On Jan 12
if you the state goverment is informed, how come the whole kwara state is slow in all aspect. road you no fit do, water supply na lie, underpass na dust full tje area , local govt salaries oweing shiooor. o to ge

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Re: Kwara Govt. Slams Lai Mohammed, Says Uninformed About Governance In The State by Lifestone(m): 11:46pm On Jan 12
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Re: Kwara Govt. Slams Lai Mohammed, Says Uninformed About Governance In The State by EVILFOREST: 11:47pm On Jan 12
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Re: Kwara Govt. Slams Lai Mohammed, Says Uninformed About Governance In The State by Austema(m): 11:50pm On Jan 12
Himself is not informed, so how can you give what you dont have?
APC sha
Re: Kwara Govt. Slams Lai Mohammed, Says Uninformed About Governance In The State by Yemi7up: 12:02am On Jan 13
Afamed:
O to gee
O to gé egbòn. You wasted kwara's South slot now you want to to destroy what is left of Kwara state. You don fall
Re: Kwara Govt. Slams Lai Mohammed, Says Uninformed About Governance In The State by enemyofprogress: 12:03am On Jan 13
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Re: Kwara Govt. Slams Lai Mohammed, Says Uninformed About Governance In The State by oyichi: 12:21am On Jan 13
his royal falsehoodness, cheif lie mohamed the first of his kind
Re: Kwara Govt. Slams Lai Mohammed, Says Uninformed About Governance In The State by MANNABBQGRILLS: 12:40am On Jan 13
Kwara indigenes should vote whoever they think is the best person for them.
Chikena!

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Re: Kwara Govt. Slams Lai Mohammed, Says Uninformed About Governance In The State by Damsyjay(m): 12:51am On Jan 13
Lifestone:
What's does this mean
enough is enough
Re: Kwara Govt. Slams Lai Mohammed, Says Uninformed About Governance In The State by Damsyjay(m): 12:52am On Jan 13
Lifestone:
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Re: Kwara Govt. Slams Lai Mohammed, Says Uninformed About Governance In The State by ImperialYoruba: 1:02am On Jan 13
5Ebiscoo:
The Kwara State Government says the Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed’s recent pronouncements on governance in Kwara State are at variance with the reality on the ground.

In a response to statements by the Minister “containing unsupported claims about governance in the state”, the Kwara State Government contradicted the image of stagnation painted by Alhaji Mohammed, maintaining that the state has recorded commendable strides.

A State Government statement issued on Saturday said: “Kwara State has made visible incremental progress in the years referred to by Alhaji Mohammed. For example, since 2003, under the administration of former Governor Bukola Saraki and as upscaled by the current administration of Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, Kwara State has overcome its position as a civil service-driven state and is now a major frontier of growth in the North-Central region. The growth cuts across all sectors of our economy and includes successful reforms in health insurance, agriculture, energy, revenue generation, infrastructure development and funding which several states across the country continue to understudy and adopt. These reforms have the added distinction of earning Kwara State national and international acclaim in addition to vastly improving the lives of the people.

“The minister also failed to clarify his claim that workers have been pauperised in Kwara State on account of salary arrears. Rather, the truth is that Kwara State is one of the few states in the country that are up to date in the payment of salaries to workers. If the Minister was abreast of developments in the state, he will know or at least acknowledge that only local government workers are owed by their individual councils due to the drop in their federation allocation.”

While maintaining that progress has also been made in road infrastructure despite existing gaps, including on federal roads like Ajase Ipo-Erin-Ile, the government stressed that in addition to major achievements on state roads, it is currently intervening on Sango to Oke-Ose federal road, and started work on Kishi-Kaiama Federal Road, before the federal government took over funding.

On the issue of bailouts from the federal government, the State Government clarified that the only intervention received by Kwara State from the Federal Government in 2015 was deployed for salaries of state workers and infrastructure. It said other federal interventions which restructured state government loans and provided budget support due to shortfalls in federal allocation in 2016/2017 were utilised for recurrent expenditure such as salaries as appropriated.

Additionally, the State Government stressed that the said bailouts were loans that it is already repaying to the Federal Government through direct deductions from federal allocation to the state.

On Paris Club refunds, the state government maintained that N5.6b was released to local government councils for the payment of salary arrears out the amount so far received by the state.

According to the statement, “The prolonged local government salary crisis in the country is sensitive and emotive. We, therefore, urge the Minister to focus more on leveraging his position as federal minister to secure a solution to the problem if the welfare of the affected workers is so important to him rather than using their hardship for partisanship.

“Alhaji Muhammed is also advised to adopt a more temperate tone with regard to sensitive issues in Kwara State such as the tragic Offa Robbery which took the lives of 33 innocent civilians and policemen. He should join the State Government and the Offa community in supporting ongoing efforts to prevent a recurrence, in tangible ways, rather than acting in a manner that heats up the polity”.

https://theeagleonline.com.ng/kwara-government-lambast-lai-mohammed-over-uninformed-comments/

Kwara state is indeed stagnant.

States created after Kwara and younger have overtaken it in social developments and welfare of people.
If Saraki was in Lagos he will be a local govt council chairman, no more. This AbdulFatah will be the clerk that goes to post office to check mailbox for letters, run to business center and do photocopy, take council vehicle to mechanic for service, go collect oga children for achool and drive madam to market go buy yam.

Nonsense! He get mouth to talk. O to Gee!!

Lets put someone in Kwara who has the competency and skillset to be a governor anywhere in Nigeria so we can move the State forward and compete with Lagos.

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Re: Kwara Govt. Slams Lai Mohammed, Says Uninformed About Governance In The State by SalamRushdie: 1:08am On Jan 13
ImperialYoruba:


Kwara state is indeed stagnant.

States created after Kwara and younger have overtaken it in social developments and welfare of people.
If Saraki was in Lagos he will be a local govt council chairman, no more. This AbdulFatah will be the clerk that goes to post office to check mailbox for letters, run to business center and do photocopy, take council vehicle to mechanic for service, go collect oga children for achool and drive madam to market go buy yam.

Nonsense! He get mouth to talk. O to Gee!!

Lets put someone in Kwara who has the competency and skillset to be a governor anywhere in Nigeria so we can move the State forward and compete with Lagos.

and is it Lagos that's is not stagnant? till date after 19 years of APC no pipe borne water for 99 percent of Lagosians, 80 percent of Lagos streets remain untarred , 80 percent of Lagosians have no access to toilets and poo in poly bags or holes dug into the ground , since 1999 till date the Tinubu govt has created less that 1000 Kms of new road at an average of 52 Kms a year which is very pathetic
Re: Kwara Govt. Slams Lai Mohammed, Says Uninformed About Governance In The State by Flattino(m): 1:15am On Jan 13
SalamRushdie:


and is it Lagos that's is not stagnant? till date after 19 years of APC no pipe borne water for 99 percent of Lagosians, 80 percent of Lagos streets remain untarred , 80 percent of Lagosians have no access to toilets and poo in poly bags or holes dug into the ground , since 1999 till date the Tinubu govt has created less that 1000 Kms of new road at an average of 52 Kms a year which is very pathetic

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