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Gov. AbdulRazaq Commends DCC on Sensitization

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A group picture of the Executive Governor of Kwara State Mallam AbdulRahaman Abdulrasaq (middle) the Daudu of Afon district Alhaji Hanafi Balogun (left) Chairperson Drug Control Committee Pharmacist Barakat Olarewaju (right) Afon Council Chiefs and the Drug Control Committee Members, at the palace of Daudu of Afon District Afon. kwara State. Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has commended the State Drug Control Committee (DCC), in continuation of the statewide community sensitization activities at the grassroots level. The Governor gave the commendation today at Afon, during the sensitization exercise at the palace of Daudu of Afon in Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State. Mallam AbdulRazaq disclosed that he is on an inspection tour of all ongoing projects in Asa, including the rehabilitation of Eiyenkorin Road, Afon Waterworks and the General Hospital, adding that he was happy at the coincidence of the committee's sensitization exercise taking plac

CRF IMPLEMENTATION: KWACReSAL Embarks on CIGs Formation in Selected Watershed Communities

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Afon Community members at the Mogaji's palace during the Community Interest Groups( CIGs) formation by the Kwara ACReSAL Team . In its bid to step up the Community Revolving Fund (CRF) implementation exercise for the State, the Kwara State Agro-climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscape (ACReSAL) has embarked on the formation of the Community Interest Groups (CIGs) in the selected watershed communities in the State for the programme. Earlier, visits were made to the communities to sensitize and enlighten them on the overview of what CRF entailed and the necessary criteria the Community Interest Groups (CIGs) must undergo to qualify for the CRF benefits.  According to the project plan, the Community Revolving Fund (CRF) programme will focus on ten (10) communities in the State to ensure a proper management plan. The formation activity was aimed at organizing the selected five communities each from the two micro-catchments as the pioneer communities, comprising of Asa, Il

Gov't Commends Team on Free Medical, Surgical Outreaches

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Honorable Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Ahmed El-lmam on a Monitoring visit to the facility use for State wide Free Medical and Surgical Outreach, Offa General Hospital, today. The Kwara State Government has again commended the medical team involved in ongoing Free Medical and Surgical Outreaches for the prudence and professionalism displayed while the exercise lasts. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Amina Ahmed El-Imam, made the commendation today in Offa General Hospital at the ongoing Outreach. The Commissioner further charged health workers in the state to sustain the good work, at ensuring the good health and wellbeing of all Kwarans, acknowledging the impressive performance of experts, to ensure that health care reaches every household, especially at the grassroots. The State wide medical and surgical outreach services exercise today entered the 5th week, taking place at the General Hospital Offa, in Offa Local Government, to provide both medical consultation and

Global Fund Donates Vehicles to Kwara Health Ministry

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Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Ahmed El-lmam receiving the vehicles on behalf of the ministry, from the representative of the donor, yesterday. With the aim of complementing government efforts at facilitating quality health service delivery, to the people of Kwara State, the Global Fund has donated 2 Toyota Four-wheel drive utility vehicles to the state Ministry of Health. Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Ahmed El-Imam took delivery of the vehicles during the week, at the ministry headquarters, Fate, Ilorin.  El-Imam disclosed that, State Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer Control Programme, as well as the State HIV/AIDS Control Programme, are direct beneficiaries of the vehicles The Commissioner however appreciates the foreign donor, through Federal Ministry of Health and Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria ( IHVN) for their kind gesture and service to humanity. Those at the handing over ceremony were; the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Hajjia Afusat Adeni

KWSG Committed to Nutritional Health of Infants, Pregnant Women

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Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Ahmed El-lmam ( middle) the Permanent Secretary, Hajia Afusat Ibrahim (left) the Permanent Secretary Planning, Dr Yakubu Jaja (right) other Dignitaries at the training venue, today. The Kwara State Government has reaffirmed commitment towards enhancing an improved nutritional health among infants and pregnant women, being a crucial step towards reducing maternal mortality.   The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Amina El-Imam, stated this today, at the opening ceremony of a 5 day Training of Trainers workshop, on Maternal Infant Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN), held at Fresh hotel Fate road Ilorin. Dr. El-Imam highlighted the critical importance of adequate nutrition, throughout pregnancy, infancy and early childhood, underscoring, its profound impact on child development and national well-being.  She noted that malnutrition-related deaths constitutes a significant portion of infant and maternal mortality nationwide, a statistic she deemed unacc

COMMISSIONER REITERATES SUPPORT FOR KWACReSAL

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The state Commissioner for Environment, Hajia Nafisat Buge (center), management and principal staff of the ministry, as well as members of KWACReSAL team, in a group photograph, during the Commissioner's visit of recent. The Kwara State Commissioner for Environment, Hajia Nafisat Buge has reiterated her readiness to always support and provide guidance for Kwara Agro-climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (KWACReSAL), to ensure the implementation and success of the project in the State. The Commissioner, who is also the Chairman, State Steering Committee of the project, reiterated this of recent, when she paid a courtesy visit to the ACReSAL' s Office in Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital. Hajia Buge commended Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for being a peoples' Governor, striving to always achieve deliverable tasks for the betterment of his people. According to her; "He is a man who is passionate about his people. A people oriented Governor, who is moti

KWARA FADAMA CARES FOURTH DISBURSEMENT: GOVT EXTENDS PRESENTATION OF BOATS TO MORE RIVERINE COMMUNITIES IN EDU LGA

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L-R: Special Adviser to the Governor on Farmers' Intervention, Hon. Abdullahi Suleiman Belle, and Technical Officer (Inputs), Kwara Fadama CARES, Engr. Abdulmalik Zubairu, presenting commercial and fishing boats procured by the Kwara State Government to riverine communities in Edu LGA.  ...Says Intervention Offers Beneficiaries Economic Fulfillment Presentation of both commercial and fishing boats by the Kwara State Government, through Kwara Fadama CARES, has been extended to seven riverine communities in Edu Local Government Area of the State with a view to improving the residents' livelihood and avail them access to smooth transportation within and beyond the three communities in the LGA.  The communities that received the boat assets comprised Belle, Gbere, Yeluwa, Fanagun, Tada, Kanko, Gidanmodi, all from Edu LGA. It would be recalled that the Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq CON, on 26th of June, 2024, performed the flag off ceremony of the F

Kwara Govt Sensitises Residents, Stakeholders ahead Conduct of GDP Survey

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq at the weekend said the administration’s move to compute and compile the state’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the first time since Kwara’s creation in 1967 is to have an accurate database for proper planning and socioeconomic growth. The GDP survey will cover key sectors of the economy such as agriculture, manufacturing, construction, and a value-chain of goods and services, he added. The Governor was speaking in Ilorin at a one-day sensitization campaign on the conduct of Kwara State Gross Domestic Product (KW-GDP) Exercise 2024.  The sensitization programme was organised by the State Bureau of Statistics in collaboration with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) ahead of July 13 when the data gathering exercise will commence in the state. “Our administration is committed to conducting a comprehensive survey to arrive at the GDP of Kwara State beginning from July 13, 2024,” the Governor said through the Commissioner for Yo

KWSG REITERATES ITS PLEDGE TO SUPPORT NUTRITION

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(Members of the State Committee on Food and Nutrition during the training session) The Kwara State Government has again reiterated its pledge to support nutrition towards eradicating malnutrition in the State.  The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, who also doubled as the Chairman of the State Committee on Food and Nutrition (SCFN), Dr. Umar Yakubu Jaja, disclosed this today during the 2nd quarter meeting of the State Committee on Food and Nutrition held at the Ministry of Finance's conference hall. Dr. Jaja appreciated Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for prioritising the health status of all residents in Kwara State. According to him, "His Excellency is so passionate to approve any budget relating to Nutrition in the State, that is to the extent he values the well-being of Kwarans." Dr. Jaja urged the Line Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the SCFN to focus on the activities in the Multi-Sectoral Plan of Actio

Kwara Govt Distributes 3,000 L-PRES PPE to Butchers, Abattoir Workers, others

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( Seriki Fawa of Akarebiata Abattoir, Alhaji Suleiman Seriki (3rd left) Presenting the PPE Pack to a beneficiary ) The Kwara State Government has commenced the distribution of 3,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to livestock farmers and value chain operators in the State, under the Livestock Productivity and Resilience Support Project (L-PRES). The exercise, which took place at the Olushola Saraki Abattoir, Akerebiata, in Ilorin was well attended by members of the Kwara State Butchers Union, elders of the union including Seriki Fawa, Alhaji Suleiman Seriki, Iyaloja of the Market, and other stakeholders. In his remarks, the State Project Coordinator, Mr. Olusoji Oyawoye said the PPE kits were meant for the safety of livestock farmers, butchers, meat processors, and other value chain players in the sector. The Coordinator, represented by Mr. Awoyemi Raphael, urged the beneficiaries of the items to ensure judicious use of the kits with a view to spurring government to do

Gov. AbdulRazaq Flags Off Malaria Chemoprevention Campaign

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 In a resolute effort to combat the scourge of malaria among children, the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq today flagged off the year 2024 Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) campaign, to rid the State of malaria.  The flag off ceremony took place at Children Specialist Hospital, Centre Igboro, Ilorin, in Ilorin South Local Government Area where Governor AbdulRazaq reiterated the unwavering commitment of this administration, at ensuring the healthy living and wellbeing of every Child.  The Governor who was represented by the state Commissioner for Youths Development, Mallam Shehu Ndanusa, explained that; "malaria remains a formidable challenge, with a prevalence of 23% among the children, under five years of age. It is therefore imperative that we intensify efforts, to protect our future generations." He noted that since the inception of the SMC programme in 2021, there has been remarkable improvements in the fight against mal

Tinubu’s Sokoto-Badagry Superhighway Another Game Changer: Kwara, Niger Govs

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· President committed to legacy projects for national devt: Works Minister Umahi · Lauds Govs Abdulrazaq, Bago for good jobs Stakeholders across Kwara and Niger States have commended President Bola Tinubu for the bold step to construct the 1000-kilometre Sokoto-Badagry superhighway, with Governors AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and Umaru Bago calling the project another evidence of the President’s commitment to drive phenomenal socioeconomic growth. The stakeholders spoke in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, where a stakeholders’ engagement was held to brief the public on the Kwara and Niger Sections of the superhighway as well as rally public support for it and other initiatives of the President. At least 188 kilometres of the road cut through different Kwara communities, while 125kilomteres of it are on Niger land. The stakeholders session was at the instance of the Federal Ministry of Works, and was attended by Niger State Governor Bago; Kwara Deputy Governor Kayode A

Kwara declares Monday work-free for Hijra, congratulates Muslims

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved Monday, July 8, 2024, as a public holiday in the state in commemoration of the new Hijrah Year (Muharram) 1446.  Muharram is the first Muslim’s first lunar month. The first day of the Muharram 1446 falls on Sunday, July 7, 2024, according to many calculations.  The Governor shares in the mixed memories that this occasion brings to the Muslims annually, and calls for deeper introspection on the journey of the community and its duty to be the light bearers for tolerance, mutual respect, and justice.  The Governor wishes the community a blessed new Hijrah year and prays Allaah to accord everyone its blessings and uphold the community upon goodness.  Rafiu Ajakaye Chief Press Secretary to the Governor  July 5, 2024

KWSG CHARGES NEWLY SWORN-IN NYSC MEMBERS ON DISCIPLINE, SELF DEVELOPMENT

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(The representative of the State Governor Hon. Sheu Ndanusa Usman (centre); The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Youth Development Alh. Abdulrasak Babatunde Alabere (4th right); The NYSC State Coordinator Mr. Olaoluwa Joshua Onifade (3rd left), representative of the Chief Justice Honorable Justice Nureni Kuranga (2nd right) at the swearing-in ceremony of NYSC Batch 'B' Stream 1, Yikpata.) The Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has charged the newly sworn-in members of the National Youths Service Corps(NYSC) to be disciplined and embark on various camp activities that will increase their developmental skills. Governor AbdulRazaq stated this during the swearing-in ceremony of the Batch 'B', Stream I Youths Corps members, at the NYSC Orientation Camp at Yikpata, Edu Local Government Area, where the Chief Judge of Kwara State, Justice Abiodun Adebara, who was represented by Justice Nureni Kuranga administered the "NYSC Oath of Allegiance&qu

KWSG, NGO TO TRAIN OVER 20 VULNERABLE GROUPS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY

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The Kwara State Government has again expressed its wish to partner a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Project Enabling Africa, to train over 20 people living with disability on business and digital marketing, reiterating its continuous commitment to embrace any project that will make life habitable for them and other vulnerable groups. The State Commissioner for Social Development, Hon. Abosede Olaitan Buraimoh, stated this recently while receiving the Team from Project Enabling Africa, a Non-Governmental Organisation, in her office. Mentioning numerous challenges the vulnerable groups and people living with disability often face among members of the society, Hon. Buraimoh lauded the unwavering stride and priority at which Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq placed them. The Commissioner applauded the programme plan of the proposed training by the Non-Governmental Organisation, which is targeted at empowering, equipping and boosting the vulnerable groups and people with di