Rep Tunji Ajuloopin, the member representing Ekiti, Isin, Irepodun and Oke-Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara, has described the first 365 days of Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq in office as impressive.
The lawmaker said this in a congratulatory message to the governor in Omu-Aran on Friday to mark his one-year anniversary in office.
Ajuloopin commended the governor’s open-door policy and transparency in the discharge of his duties.
He said the governor’s unalloyed commitment to serve the people of Kwara with unwavering determination and selflessness stood him out among his peers in the country.
He said Abdulrasaq had changed the face of governance with his simplicity and the meticulous way of developing the state through people-oriented programmes.
Ajuloopin, who is the Chairman of the House Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, stated that the governor’s fairness had ensured that the three senatorial districts in the state benefited from one project or the other.
According to him, the present administration in Kwara inherited N19.5million salary arrears at the International Vocational, Technical and Entrepreneurship College (IVTEC) located in one of the local government areas in his constituency which had now been paid.
“For the first time, bursaries and scholarships were being paid through transparent electronic windows in a bid to rule out fraud that usually characterised the payment.
“Just 12 months in the saddle, the symbol of Otoge in Kwara has successfully changed Kwara narrative,” he said
Ajuloopin added that the governor had removed the state from the blacklist of Universal Basic Education (UBEC).
“Also, one of the first Nigerian museums in Esie which is in one of our local government areas hitherto neglected is now receiving attention from Gov. Abdulrazaq-led administration, ” he said.
Ajuloopin said that the road to the museum was overgrown by weeds prior to the present administration’s assumption of office, adding that it was now tarred.
The lawmaker added that 68 urban roads and mini bridges linking major communities in the state were either completed or undergoing construction across the state.
Ajuloopin urged the people of the state to be patient with the governor, saying the administration needed more time to fix infrastructure.
Edited By: Angela Okisor/Mufutau Ojo) (NAN)