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KWASAA Gets New General Manager

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(The new General Manager of KWASAA, Alhaji Al-Imam Ismaila Asukuti) The Kwara State Signage and Advertisement Agency ( KWASAA) today received the new General Manager of the Agency, Alhaji Al-Imam Ismaila Asukuti. The new General Manager who thanked the Governor of kwara State, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for giving him the opportunity to serve the state as the General Manager of the Agency, sought for mutual understanding and cooperation between members of staff and the management to foster the growth and development of the Agency. Asukuti assured the staff of his willingness to work with everyone but warned against laziness and indiscipline capable of tarnishing the image of the Agency as a revenue generating organisation.  He appealed to the field officers of the Agency to see themselves as ambassadors of the Agency while on duty, charging them to be committed to their jobs and stand firm by the rules and regulations of the Agency in its efforts at controlling and regu

KWSG DISPELS STREET BEGGING WITHIN ILORIN METROPOLIS - Hon. Afolashade

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(L-R: The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Ayanwale Peter Kayode; Commissioner for Social Development, Hon. Opeyemi Oluwakemi Afolashade; Director, Rehabilitation, Mr Taiye Ikupolati, during the radio briefing at Gerin FM, Ilorin.) In its continuous stride toward eradicating social insanity within Ilorin metropolis, the Kwara State Government has again dispelled against road side begging and road side hawking as  means to enhance the social well-being of the masses as well as promote habitable environment. The Commissioner for Social Development, Hon. Opeyemi Oluwakemi Afolashade, stated this while featuring on Gerin FM weekly analytical programme "Āō gbàgbéē yín." Hon. Afolashade explained that the acts of road side begging and hawking, among others, have been over time dispelled by the State Government as crimes against the state, adding that the free lurking of both beggars and mentally derailed persons, road side marketing and similar acts, often times

Road Setbacks: KWSG Continues Removal of Illegal Structures

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  The Kwara State Government has again reiterated its commitment to the reclamation of all government setbacks in line with the directives of the Federal Government to enhance the aesthetics and serenity of the State. The Executive Chairman, Kwara State Geographic Information Service, ESV Abdulkareem Babatunde Sulyman made the disclosure during the ongoing reclamation of government road setbacks at Zulu Gambari Road in Ilorin, the State Capital. The Executive Chairman who spoke through the Acting Director of Physical Planning and Development Control of the Agency, TPL. Abdulhakeem Abdulsalam maintained that the ongoing reclamation exercise was done in good fate without bias or favour. ESV Sulyman added that, the exercise was even belated due to the magnanimity of the Kwara State Government whose counterparts in other States of the federation have embarked upon a long time ago in line with the federal government directives on "safe schools initiative". 

KWASSIP Releases Applications link for Kwapreneur 5.0

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The Kwara State Social Investment Programme (KWASSIP) is excited to announce that the application portal for Kwapreneur 5.0 will be released today. Under the leadership of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, this initiative aims to empower young entrepreneurs in Kwara State. From May 20, 2024, to June 19, 2024, young entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas can apply for Kwapreneur 5.0. The previous edition, Kwapreneur 4.0, supported 367 entrepreneurs with ₦229,565,000, highlighting the program's success. "This is a fantastic opportunity for small business owners to benefit from the resources provided by the state government," said Dr. Tejidini Abdulwasiu Olayinka, Acting General Manager of KWASSIP. To apply, visit https://kwasupport.com.ng and submit your business plans. Please note that registration closes on June 19, 2024 , so be sure to submit your applications within this window. Thank you for your interest in Kwapreneur 5.0. We look forward to reviewi

KWSG Constitutes 15-Man Inputs Distribution Committee

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(The newly constituted committee members in a group photograph with the Hon. Commissioner, Mrs. Oloruntoyosi Thomas, at the Ministry of Agriculture Headquarters in Ilorin.) The Kwara State Government has set up a 15-Man Committee for farm inputs distribution to the real farmers in the state. Membership of the committee include the Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Oloruntoyosi Thomas as Chairman; Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development, Hon. Abubakar Abdullahi Bata (Member); Commissioner For Planning and Economic Development, Hon. Aliyu Kora Sabi (Member); Senior Special Assistant on Community Development, Dr. Lawal Olohungbebe (Member); Representative of Civil Society Organization, Dr. Abdurrahman Akindele Ayuba (Member); Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Mrs. Funke Sokoya (Member); Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, Mr. Idris Jimoh (Member); and the Managing Director, Kwara ADP, Dr. Khadijat Alege (Member). 

KWSG Assures Citizens of Proper Investigations on Alleged Unprofessionalism at Cottage Hospital, Illofa

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The Kwara State Government has taken a firm stance against any form of misconduct and unprofessionalism amongst health workers in the state, insisting on sanctions against erring health workers. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Amina Ahmed El-lmam made the assertion while speaking with the media on pressing issues in the health sector as she addressed the recent incident of alleged  misconduct among some health workers at Illofa.  It would be recalled that a few medical staff of the Iloffa Cottage Hospital have been accused of alleged unprofessionalism in the controversy over an improperly handled placenta, which has caused some concerns at the Iloffa Community. The case has since been under investigation by the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters in Ilorin.   The Commissioner disclosed that the State Ministry of Health has commenced its internal investigation into the matter and will ensure that justice is done at the end of both processes.  Dr. El-Imam emphasized the unwave

Kwara’s Inaugural Hajj flight now Tuesday May 21

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The inaugural flight from General Tunde Idiagbon International Airport Ilorin for the 2024 Muslim pilgrimage will now be on Tuesday May 21. Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Board said in a statement on Sunday that the change in the date is from NAHCON/airlines  owing to some delays in the initial plans. Pilgrims from Kwara had initially been scheduled to have their first flight on Monday May 20, 2024. “What this change means is that our pilgrims should not come to the camp today again as earlier announced. They should come tomorrow, Monday 20, ahead of their inaugural flight on Tuesday at 10:20am. This affects only the intending pilgrims whose names were earlier scheduled for the inaugural flight,” the statement said. “Further information will be released to guide all our pilgrims and the general public. While this slight change is regretted, it is totally out of the control of the state pilgrims board or any local authorities.” Alh. Abdulkadir Abdulsalam Executive Secretary, Kw

KWSG Holds Stakeholders Meeting on Livestock Development

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(L-R: Kwara L-PRES Admin. Officer, Hajiyya Aminat Jiddah; HOD Operation NEPC, Mr. Olaoye Tajudeen, Mr. Benson Oseni, SSA Special Duties, Alhaji AbdulRazaq Jiddah; MD AWAA Ltd, Mr. Jerry Cunning'ham; Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mrs. Oloruntoyosi Thomas; CEO Rabelat Nig.Ltd, Alh. Ahmed Raji; SPC Kwara L-PRES, Mr. Olusoji Oyawoye; Engr. Olalekan Dolapo and L-PRES Value Chain Officer, Mr. Seyi Dara in a group photograph.) The Kwara State government today held a stakeholders meeting with investors and other partners in livestock business to deliberate on how to further harness the potentials in the livestock sector of the State. The meeting which was facilitated by the State Livestock Productivity and Resilience Support Project (L-PRES) is part of the move to ensure increased productivity, enhanced commercialization of livestock production systems and establish viable market linkage for an improved livestock business in the State. The meeting which wa

KWSG Holds Inter-Ministerial Press Briefing on Monday

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As part of efforts to keep Kwarans and the world informed about the activities of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq's administration during his first year in his second term in office, the Kwara State Government has announced an Inter-Ministerial Press Briefing. This was contained in a statement released earlier today by the State Commissioner for Communications, Hon. Bolanle Olukoju. According to the statement, the briefing will feature all Commissioners in the State providing updates on their ministries over the past year. "The Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq's administration has achieved a great deal in the first year of his second term, and while these accomplishments have been discussed in various forums, this briefing will have all commissioners speaking to the press simultaneously," the statement reads. The statement further disclosed that the briefing will take place at the Ministry of Communications Conference Room at 10 am on Monday, 20th May 2024,

KWSG CONDUCTS COMPETENCY TEST FOR OVER 190 SENIOR CIVIL SERVANTS

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   The Kwara State Government has conducted Competency and Leadership test for 196 Senior Civil Servants serving in the State.     The written test which was organised by the office of the State Head of Service, was held at the Peace Hotel, Ilorin.     The Permanent Secretary ( Establishment) in the Office of the Head of Service, Alh Mohammed Ibrahim Mohammed explained that the test was arranged as a prelude to the nomination of prospective Permanent Secretaries to fill the vacant positions in the Service.      He stated that successful Candidates would later be invited for another oral interview to be held next Tuesday before the final selection of the new additional Permanent Secretaries.     Mohammed also acknowledged the commitment of the State Governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazak at repositioning the State civil service ,stressing that the competency test was aimed at ensuring that only the best hands were assigned challenging responsibility.      He emphasised that

KWSG Steps up Enlightenment Campaign on Health

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The Kwara State Government has stepped up its enlightenment and sensitization programme on health through a television show. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Amina Ahmed El-Imam, made this known today during a media briefing at her office, along Fate Road, Ilorin. She disclosed that the purpose of the television programme titled "Health Gist," a live television show was aimed at sensitizing citizens on health-related issues and evaluating the health care service delivery in Kwara State. Dr. El-Imam urged Kwarans to always listen to the programme on "Radio Kwara Midland  99.1 fm" from 10:00 am to 10:30 am on Wednesdays and watch the television show on "Kwara Television" from 10:30 am to 11:30 am every Saturday. Falade Gbenga Tayo Press Secretary MoH.

KWASSIP Opens Application Portal for Kwapreneur 5.0

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The Kwara State Social Investment Programme (KWASSIP) is excited to announce the opening of the online application portal for the fifth edition of the Kwapreneur initiative (Kwapreneur 5.0). Under the visionary leadership of His Excellency Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the Kwara State Government launched the Kwapreneur program as a strategic effort to empower industrious and innovative young entrepreneurs across the state. Established in December 2019, KWASSIP is committed to combating extreme poverty and enhancing financial inclusion among underserved populations in Kwara State. Over the years, various components of KWASSIP, such as Owo Isowo, Owo Arugbo, support for skilled and unskilled workers, and household support programs, have positively impacted tens of thousands of Kwarans. The Ag General Manager of KWASSIP, Dr. Tejidini Abdulwasiu Olayinka, highlighted the remarkable success of Kwapreneur 4.0, where 367 entrepreneurs received financial support totaling ₦229,565,

KWSG WARNS PRINCIPALS, HEADTEACHERS AGAINST ILLEGAL CHARGES FOR COMMON ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

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The Kwara State Government has warned Principals of Junior Secondary Schools and Headteachers of Primary Schools across the State against illegal charges for the State Placement Examination (Common Entrance). The State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Sa'adatu Modibbo Kawu, gave the warning today in her office, stressing that the examination is fully sponsored by the Kwara State Government. The Commissioner emphasised that the Common Entrance is free and government will not tolerate anyone or group of people extorting money, under any disguise from the pupils because the examination is fully sponsored by Kwara State Government. Hajia Modibbo Kawu urged the Principals and the Headteachers to desist from all acts that can dent the image of the State Government, noting that violators would face the full wrath of the law. She also cautioned them against aiding and abetting examination malpractices, stating that the present administration h

Kwara Opens New Health Insurance Office in Southern Axis for Improved Access

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(L-R: Olomu of Omu-Aran Oba Raheem Adeoti; ALGON Chairman and Chairman Ifelodun LGA Hon Jide Ashonibare; Olupo of Ajase-Ipo Barrister Ismaila Yahaya Alebiosu; representative of the Kwara State First Lady and wife of Chairman Irepodun LGA Mrs Esther Oyinloye; and Executive Secretary Kwara State Health Insurance Agency Dr Olubunmi Jetawo-Winter; during the commissioning of Irepodun regional office of the State Health Insurance Agency, in Omu-Aran, Irepodun LGA, on Tuesday.) _FG, monarchs, others hail investments in health sector_ _New office to serve Irepodun, Isin, Oke-Ero, Ekiti LGs: Health Insurance Chief_  Kwara State Health Insurance Agency (KW-HIA) on Tuesday inaugurated another regional office in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area, to improve the access of Kwara southerners to affordable and quality healthcare services. Located inside the General Hospital Omu-Aran, the office is 4th in the series, after siting in Offa, Edu, and Kaiama local governments of the sta

SAPZ PROJECT: GOV. ABDULRAZAQ READY TO RESCUE PEOPLE FROM PERSISTENT POVERTY - BUSARI

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... Charges NIAE to Contribute Expertise to Realise Programme's Full Potential ... We're Ready to Key into Gov's Transformation Agenda in Agricultural Sector- NIAE Chairman The initiative behind the execution of the Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) Project, in Kwara State by the State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq (CON), has been lauded and described as one of the Governor's major ways of rescuing citizens from poverty.  The State Project Coordinator, Kwara SAPZ Project, Engr. Dr. Busari Toyin Isiaka, disclosed this today while speaking on the theme "The Concept, Overview, and Impact of Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) Project in Nigeria: The Role of Agricultural Engineers" at the 17th Quarterly Meeting of the Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers, Kwara State.  Busari, who explored the concept, PDO (Project Development Objectives), Components and impact of SAPZ; and the roles of Agricultural Engi