Kwara Governor-elect, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury. Abdulrazaq made the pledge at a briefing on Sunday night in Ilorin where he delivered his acceptance speech.
In attendance at the briefing: Kayode Alabi, Kwara Deputy Governor-elect, Alhaji Lai Mohammed the Minister of Information and Culture and Bashir Bolarinwa, the Kwara All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, among others.
“Kwara people have decided and that has put a lot of responsibilities on us. We cannot afford to fail and we cannot afford to steal and loot the treasury. God forbid that after three years, people will regret that why did they vote this new government. I can assure you that will not happen,” he said.
Priorities: Abdulrasaq listed the priorities of his government as security, agriculture, education, and infrastructure development. He noted that the state had become so insecure to the extent that banking operations had been suspended in the entire Kwara South senatorial zone, after the Offa robbery saga,
“This development is seriously affecting the economic development in the zone. We will interface with the Police to address the challenge of insecurity,” he said.
“The Offa robbery where 33 people were killed, based on police investigation was linked to top government officials. We will also interface with the Police to ensure that the judicial process is logically concluded and perpetrators are brought to book,” he said.
Abdulrazaq also assured the traditional institution in the state that, contrary to the news making the round, his administration will not demote any traditional ruler but will work with them and count on their useful advice