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  •  The University of Ilorin Unilorin N600 million integrated poultry farm at Amoyo in the Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara would formally commence operations on July 21 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Unilorin secured a facility from the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN to establish a commercial poultry farm to boost the production hellip
    N600m Unilorin commercial poultry farm begins operations
     The University of Ilorin Unilorin N600 million integrated poultry farm at Amoyo in the Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara would formally commence operations on July 21 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Unilorin secured a facility from the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN to establish a commercial poultry farm to boost the production hellip
    N600m Unilorin commercial poultry farm begins operations
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    N600m Unilorin commercial poultry farm begins operations

    The University of Ilorin (Unilorin) N600 million integrated poultry farm at Amoyo in the Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara would formally commence operations on July 21.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Unilorin secured a facility from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to establish a commercial poultry farm to boost the production of eggs and chicken.

    A statement by the institution’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr Kunle Akogun, quoted the Chairman, Steering Committee of the Poultry Farm project, Prof. Mikhail Buhari, as saying that the CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, is expected to inaugurate the ground-breaking project.

    Buhari, who is also the university’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, said that the event would be hosted by the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the institution, Mallam Abidu Rafindadi Yazidu, OON; and the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Sulyman Abdulkareem.

    According to him, also expected to grace the event are dignitaries from all walks of life, including Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara; chief executives of sister institutions of higher learning and prominent traditional rulers from across the state.

    While commending the vice-chancellor of the Unilorin for pursuing the project and the management of CBN for providing the enabling funds, Buhari described the farm project as “a game changer” in the annals of creativity in ivory towers leadership in Nigeria.

    The deputy vice-chancellor added that the novel project is polishing the alluring image of the university among its peers across and beyond Nigeria.

    Bihari, who described the project as a success story in view of the positive changes it has brought to the people of the host community, said that it has also transformed the institution and the sleepy region into a busy and economically viable area. 

    The deputy vice-chancellor said that the farm started with semi-automated production of chicks and its products.

    He said the farm, which kicked off on June 26, has in stock over 25,000 broilers and 17,000 layers, adding that the products of the farm would be on its way to appointed distributors on July 3.

    Buhari explained that the products of the farm would reduce importation, and close the existing demand and supply gap of eggs and allied poultry products.

    He added that apart from the insurance on the farm, well trained experts have been appointed to ensure its success.

    Buhari said the iniversity would make a lot of money from the farm as everything generated from it, including waste materials, would be msrketed to boost the institution’s internally generated revenue.

    The foremost academic said that the project would also engage not less than 50 direct and over 200 indirect workers who were carefully recruited for the farm.

    He said that each of the workers was mandated to work at their maximum best as they would be given targets, which must be made or shown the way out.

    Buhari, who said that the farm was located at the Southwestern part of the institution to spread development and prevent the institution’s land from being encroached, assuring members of the university community that their interest is also taken care of.

    The deputy vice-chancellor therefore encouraged staff, students and members of the host community to regard the farm project as theirs and ensure its protection from vandalism for the benefit of all.

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  •  Gov Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara on Friday pledged to commit more energy and resources to projects that would impact positively on the lives of people of the state Abdulrazaq made the pledge in Ilorin after receiving an Award of Human Capital Development Advocate presented to him by the state chapter of the Correspondents Chapel Nigerian hellip
    NUJ honours Kwara governor, others
     Gov Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara on Friday pledged to commit more energy and resources to projects that would impact positively on the lives of people of the state Abdulrazaq made the pledge in Ilorin after receiving an Award of Human Capital Development Advocate presented to him by the state chapter of the Correspondents Chapel Nigerian hellip
    NUJ honours Kwara governor, others
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    NUJ honours Kwara governor, others

    Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara on Friday pledged to commit more energy and resources to projects that would impact positively on the lives of people of the state.Abdulrazaq made the pledge  in Ilorin after receiving an Award of Human Capital Development Advocate presented to him by the state chapter of the Correspondents’ Chapel, Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ).The governor ,who was represented by his deputy, Mr Kayode Alabi, said he would not waiver in his resolve to make the state among the best in the country.”Our dream is to make Kwara the number one success story in Nigeria in access to quality public education and impressive learning outcome, potable water, affordable and qualitative basic healthcare services.”We also want to record successes in reduced poverty rate, infrastructural development, and everything that boosts inclusive growth.”We are proud of the journey so far, and we will continue to challenge ourselves to beat our own record in these key areas,” he said.The governor called for the continuous support of all the stakeholders, including the media, to ensure the delivery of dividends of democracy to the people.Abdulrazaq dedicated the award to the  people of the state and all members of his team .The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the award ceremony marked the end of  activities for the 2022 Press Week of the chapel.Earlier, Chairman of the Correspondents chapel, Alhaji Abdulhakeem Garba, said the award ceremony was to celebrate outstanding public officers who discharged their duties excellently.NAN reports that members of the chapel also bagged awards in different categories.Olayinka Owolewa of NAN won the Best Sports Reporter award while Usman Aliyu also of NAN bagged the Meritorious Service award.Other awardees include Lukman Oyedeji of Channels TV, Best Cameraman; Sikirat Shehu of Business Day, Best Business Reporter; Kunle Jimoh of The Nation, Best Feature writer.Others are Biola Azeez of Tribune, Best writer; Ibrahim Alege of TVC, Best Political reporter; Tunde Oyekola of Punch, Reporter of the Year.The chapel chairman and a staff, Malam Rabiu Ali were given Special Recognition award.

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  •  Traditional rulers in Kwara North Senatorial District of the state on Friday commended Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for delivering dvidends of democracy to the zone This is a period of mourning but we have many positive things to say about this administration Despite scarce resources this administration is trying its best to touch the lives of hellip
    Democracy Dividends: Kwara traditional rulers laud AbdulRazaq monarchs
     Traditional rulers in Kwara North Senatorial District of the state on Friday commended Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for delivering dvidends of democracy to the zone This is a period of mourning but we have many positive things to say about this administration Despite scarce resources this administration is trying its best to touch the lives of hellip
    Democracy Dividends: Kwara traditional rulers laud AbdulRazaq monarchs
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    Democracy Dividends: Kwara traditional rulers laud AbdulRazaq monarchs

    Traditional rulers in Kwara North Senatorial District of the state on Friday commended Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for delivering dvidends of democracy to the zone.

    “This is a period of mourning but we have many positive things to say about this administration.

    “Despite scarce resources, this administration is trying its best to touch the lives of our people and this is also felt in every nook and corner of the state, especially in Kwara North,” Etsu Patigi Alhaji Ibrahim Umar Bologi II, said on Friday in Gwanara, Baruten Local Government Area.

    Umar Bologi said this during the Fidau prayers for the father of the state House of Assembly Speaker, Alhaji Salihu Gwanara.

    “We in Kwara North have benefitted a lot from this government. I recall my first visit to Gwanara, but today the story from Ilesha Baruba to Gwanara has seriously changed. The journey is very short now, compared to the past.”

    Bologi, who is the Chairman of Kwara North Traditional Council, was apparently referring to the network of newly asphalted roads and other social amenities across the district, including the ongoing 33km Ilesha-Gwanara road.

    “It is a pride for every community, every father and every traditional ruler to have a son like the Speaker who is dedicated to see that he brings projects down to his community.

    “I wish every youth coming into politics will follow his legacies. These achievements the speaker is bringing to the community cannot be possible without His Excellency.

    “The governor is the pilot of the affairs who made it possible. I pray Allah will continue to guide His Excellency,” he stressed.

    “Your Excellency, you are welcome to the fidau prayer of our father and grandfather. The traditional rulers are also here to commiserate with the people of Gwanara over this great lost. May the Almighty Allah grant him Al-jannah Firdaus.”

    The Emir of Gwanara, Alhaji Sabi Idris, also commended AbdulRazaq for executing many developmental strides in the community.

    “We are very thankful for many things the government is doing and many positive changes this government has brought to us. In fact, it is miraculous. We appreciate you,” he said.

    “Everybody is coming on the same page now. The speaker is our son and he is doing well. He is doing above what is expected of him.

    “It is not about politics. Everybody you ask here will tell you positive stories. We are very grateful. May God continue to guide His Excellency.”

    Accompanied by Senator Sadiq Umar (Kwara North), the governor led a retinue of top government functionaries, state legislators and party stalwarts to the Fidau prayer, which was hosted by Speaker Yakubu Danladi and his siblings.

    He prayed Allah to repose the soul of the deceased who, many said, had brought western education to the community.

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  •  Dozens of bigwigs and stalwarts of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Kwara defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress APC on Friday The defectors cited the leadership qualities and achievements of Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq as basis of their defection The defectors members of the Kwara PDP Transformation Movement included former executives of the opposition hellip
    Kwara PDP chieftains defect to APC, allege intimidation
     Dozens of bigwigs and stalwarts of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Kwara defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress APC on Friday The defectors cited the leadership qualities and achievements of Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq as basis of their defection The defectors members of the Kwara PDP Transformation Movement included former executives of the opposition hellip
    Kwara PDP chieftains defect to APC, allege intimidation
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    Kwara PDP chieftains defect to APC, allege intimidation

    Dozens of bigwigs and stalwarts of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday.

    The defectors cited the leadership qualities and achievements of Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq as basis of their defection.

    The defectors, members of the Kwara PDP Transformation Movement, included former executives of the opposition party and former political office holders.

    Their leader, Comrade Nurani Omoyooba, blamed their decision to leave the PDP on the maltreatment meted to them in spite of the fact that they are among its foundation members.

    “We the defectors are former party executives at the ward and local government levels, former commissioners and special assistants in the PDP government.

    “We are here to announce our defection to APC, and to appreciate Gov. AbdulRazaq’s efforts in serving the Kwara masses.

    “Since last five months Kwara PDP Transformation Movement has been running a radio programme to sensitise people on how the interest of the masses can be protected.

    “We also include in our activities areas where we thought the politicians have to step up,’’ Omoyooba said.

    He said the group also highlighted how its members were being cheated as members of Kwara PDP, “especially those of us that were in the party before Sen. Bukola Saraki returned to the party.

    “Why did we decamp? Our reason is very simple. We want a listening and understanding leader, and a leader that has the interest of the masses at heart.

    “These are some of the qualities we have seen in you. We checked your achievements in education, health, road and other key sectors of the economy and we found out that you have been doing well.

    “May Almighty God continue to bless and guide you,’’ he said.

    He enjoined Gov. AbdulRazaq to receive them well and treat them fairly in their new party, hoping for a grand defection ceremony.

    Responding, Gov. AbdulRazaq appreciated the defectors for identifying with his government and with the APC in the state.

    He pointed out that their defection underscored the rising popularity of APC in Kwara and in the nation.

    “We appreciate your visit because we know you are a formidable group. Your strength is actually based on your unity of purpose to work together and free yourselves from intimidation.

    “As we look forward to the campaign season, it is a good time for us to work together with a common agenda so that we can build a stronger political force to win the next elections.

    “And doing that or forming the next government together means we are all in it together,’’ the governor said.

    Gov. AbdulRazaq also told the new APC members that his administration would not relent in the efforts to continue to serve Kwara better.

    “This, he explained, was in spite of the fact that the administration inherited widespread infrastructural decay in schools, hospitals and other key sectors.

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  •  Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara on Thursday advised Nigerian youths and school children against indulging in drug abuse AbdulRazaq gavd advice in Ilorin at a symposium organised to commemorate 2022 United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drugs Trafficking The event was organised in conjunction with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA hellip
    Drug abuse ruins lives, families – AbdulRazaq warns
     Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara on Thursday advised Nigerian youths and school children against indulging in drug abuse AbdulRazaq gavd advice in Ilorin at a symposium organised to commemorate 2022 United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drugs Trafficking The event was organised in conjunction with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA hellip
    Drug abuse ruins lives, families – AbdulRazaq warns
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    Drug abuse ruins lives, families – AbdulRazaq warns

    Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara on Thursday advised Nigerian youths and school children against indulging in drug abuse.

    AbdulRazaq gavd advice in Ilorin at a symposium organised to commemorate 2022 United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drugs Trafficking.

    The event was organised in conjunction with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Kwara Command, the state Drug Control Committee and Office of the State First Lady, Dr Olufolake AbdulRazaq.

    Speaking on the theme: “Addressing Drug Challenges in Health and Humanitarian Crises”, the governor appealed to young people to stay away from drug abuse and be good ambassadors of their families and the society.

    “I thank the NDLEA, the government bodies and Office of the First Lady for putting this together. It clearly shows that the agency is alive to its responsibilities.

    “The main message here today is say no to drug abuse. There is nothing good that comes out of illicit drugs.

    “It destroys you as a person; it destroys your family and your communities, and it undermines the government,” he said.

    AbdulRazaq noted that all tiers of government, national and sub-national, spend a lot of money on drug control.

    “Governments spend billions on the NDLEA to make sure they work effectively,” he said.

    He commended the leaderships of the agency at the federal and state levels for their proactive steps and campaigns against the abuse of drugs.

    He pledged his continuous support for the NDLEA and other relevant bodies to check the crime and mitigate its effects in the society.

    “We especially thank General Buba Marwa (rtd.) for the work he has being doing since he got in.

    “We have seen a lot of changes and proactiveness. He has left a landmark from what it used to be, with his experience and the capacity brought to the agency.

    “I equally commend the Corp’s Commander in the state for actively engaging key sectors to win the fight against drug abuse,” he added.

    AbdulRazaq also commended traditional rulers in the state for their immense contributions to make their communities crime-free and the various companies that supported the event.

    Dr Olufolake AbdulRazaq, the wife of thd governor, said her office was involved in many activities and campaigns designed to curb drug abuse in the state.

    Mrs AbdulRazaq, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Raji Razaq, charged parents and religious leaders to intensify their efforts to dissuade younger ones from drug misuse.

    Prof. Baba Issa, the Acting Chief Medical Director of Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Budo-Egba, said it would take concerted efforts of various stakeholders to rid the society of drug abuse.

    Issa said government at all levels must intensify the ongoing anti-drug campaigns and take extra measures against the proliferation of shops that sell illicit substances.

    “The effects of drug abuse are devastating and encouraged the addicts to do away with it, citing health hazards, financial crisis and criminal tendencies as major outcomes,” he said.

    Also, Mr Nasir Yusuf, the state Chairman, Nigeria Youth Council of Nigeria, blamed poor parenting and nonchalance of some community leaders for the wrong exposure of youths to hard drugs.

    Yusuf charged relevant stakeholders to play their parts at checking the trend.

    He commended the efforts of the present administration in the state on youth engagement and how they are being empowered to fulfil their life dreams, saying the interest of youths are uniquely represented by AbdulRazaq.

    Earlier in her welcome address, Mrs Barakat Olarewaju, the state Chairperson of Drug Control Committee, said that the committee comprised of multi-sectorial members for drug control.

    According to her, the committee consists of NDLEA and other security organisations.

    She added that the committee conduct sensitisation awareness creation, advocacy resource mobilisation for drug control activities, collation of all activities in response to drugs in the state and report same to the agency.

    Editted by AbdulFatai Suleiman Tola

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