Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Friday said his is a developmental politics as he commissioned an expansive fully air-conditioned auditorium at Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin.
The project was initiated by the late former Governor Muhammed Lawal some 20 years ago, a statement by Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor stated.
Governor AbdulRazaq reiterated his commitment to ensuring that all abandoned projects funded with tax-payers’ money would be fixed in phases and as resources permit.
“The construction of this auditorium started over 19 years ago. It got stalled on the altar of politics of who conceived what. In 2019, I pledged not to let Kwara be a mortuary of abandoned projects. The commissioning of this facility is therefore a fulfilment of that pledge,” statement quoted the Governor as saying at the commissioning.
The governor also said the present administration is determined to set new, people-focused priorities and make public funds work for the public.
“God willing, we will do our best to complete all abandoned projects as resources may permit. This is because allowing them to rot away is a waste of public funds already invested in the projects and an abuse of public trust. As we have funded this auditorium to a befitting completion, projects like the Osi and Ilesha Baruba campuses of Kwara State University, which we inherited, will be funded to completion. This is developmental politics,” he said.
AbdulRazaq also announced the approval of another round of scholarships to boost the morale of hardworking students.
“I urge our students and youths to reciprocate our investments in education and other areas of human capital development by being good ambassadors to their respective homes and our state. I’m glad to announce to you that I have approved another round of scholarships to boost the morale of our hard working students. The Ministry of Tertiary Education will give the details in subsequent communications,” he said.
“I appeal to our young people to shun cultism and drug abuse. I urge you to be the best that Kwara people will be proud of. On our part, we will never spare any available resources to ease your path to the top.”