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Use Paris Club for infrastructure: Group urges Kwara Governor

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Kwara Transparency and Good Governance Group, a Non-Governmental organisation, in Ilorin, has called on the State Government to immediately embark on infrastructure projects with the remaining balance of the London Paris Club refund it got from the Federal Government.

In a press release by the organisation on Thursday morning in Ilorin and signed by its General Secretary, Mallam Abdulgafar Rahman, the group noted that receiving the refund at this time is a blessing in disguise and, therefore, called on the State Government to be transparent with the fund and judiciously use it for the betterment of all Kwarans.

Although, the group commended the Governor, Abdulfattah Ahmed for releasing N892million and N1billion respectively to both tertiary institutions and LG Councils to clear backlog of salaries, it averred that payment of salaries alone can no longer be acceptable as the only achievement of this government in the face of dilapidated infrastructure in the State.

“In as much as we do not trivialise the backlog of salaries in the system, no government can lay claim to payment of salaries as an achievement.

The Ahmed administration must wake up to the reality that its only a few weeks to 2017, and by that, it means about 2 years left in office.

We, therefore, call on this government to immediately embark on projects that will benefit all Kwarans and will turn our State into the economic hub it ought to be in the North Central”.

Furthermore, the group vowed that they will continue to hold the Ahmed -led administration accountable to the people, and also ensure that transparency and good governance become a norm in Kwara State.

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