Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has said local government elections will hold soon in the state.
Governor AbdulRazaq gave the assurance on Friday after signing the 2024 Appropriation Bill and local government electoral law amendment.
His words: “We are looking forward to holding the local government elections very shortly.”
He thanked the House for its legislative roles on the Local Government Elections bill, which he noted now paves the way for the conduct of the elections.
The Governor while speaking on 2024 budget, said the 61 per cent that the administration has budgeted for Capital Expenditure was a deliberate move to scale up infrastructural development across the state.
“Today, we are taking another bold step in the annals of our state. We commend the Assembly for doing a good job with the budget and for taking their time and making sure it is SABER (State Action on Business Enabling Reforms)- compliant,”
“You did very well before when we were committed to SFTAS (State Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainability). Our being SFTAS compliant has been very beneficial to the state as it ensured transparency in the way we do things.
The budget signing was attended by the Speaker Kwara House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Yakubu Salihu Danladi; House Leader Oba Abdulkadir Magaji; Chairman House Committee on Finance and Appropriation Hon. Arinola Fatimoh Lawal; Chief of Staff to the Governor Prince AbdulKadir Mahe; Senior Advisor and Counselor Sa’adu Salau.
Others are Attorney General of the state and Commissioner for Justice Senior Ibrahim Sulyman; Commissioner for Finance Dr Hawau Nuhu; Commissioner for Communications Bola Olukoju; and the Clerk of the House Alhaji Kareem Ahmed Olayiwola.