Kwara mulls N14bn for school infrastructure

The Kwara state government is to inject N14 billion into the state economy through execution of infrastructure projects in the education sector.

The governor’s special adviser on strategy, Alhaji Sa’adu Salahu, disclosed this Friday at a media parley organised by the state Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to mark the Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq administration’s two years’ anniversary.

Salahu disclosed that having paid the Universal Basic Education ‘s (UBEC) backlog of counterpart funds, the state now has N14 billion in its kitty to improve infrastructural facilities at the basic education level in the state.

“By ensuring prompt payment of retirees pensions, workers salaries, teachers inclusive, Governor AbdulRazaq has activated the state’s economy. Workers and teachers were home for six months during the Covid-19 induced lockdown and they received their salaries in full.

“The governor considers journalists as patriots and frontline workers. He sees them as equal partners in nation building.

“The governor is in a hurry to take Kwara to greater heights because he was approached for a rescue mission. He’s not in the government to make money. As a business mogul he had made his billions at the age of 30,” he said.