By Steve Oni, Ilorin
Senator representing Kwara South, Lola Ashiru has lauded Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for transiting the state from the over 40 years of Saraki dynasty’s stagnation to phenomenal development.
Sentor Ashiru said this in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, at the opening ceremony of a-three day training/workshop for his 34 legislative aides.
The theme of the workshop is “legislative effectiveness and human capital management.”
He said: “This is a very trying time because we are transiting from a long reign of government in opposition to a new regime. It is a trying time too that past two years have been filled with a lot of hurdles like COVID-19, EndSARS and so many other hindrances that have disturbed the economic progress and the socioeconomic equilibrium that we have.
“Despite all these, there has been a lot of epochal and physical development of the state and I can assure you that the current government plans to do more; especially in the areas of youth empowerment, bringing succour for the vast majority of the people. I can also assure you that between now and next year there will be a lot of contracts in the state.”
Corroborating the Senator, All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart in the state Prince Sunday Fagbemi said the state has never had it this good.
Prince Fagbemi, one time chairman of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the state said “what we are seeing Kwara today is a departure from the old order. It is better we don’t lose it.”
Earlier, Founder of Nations Leadership Institute (NLI) Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo attributed Africa’s woes to bad leadership.
Akogun Oyedepo added that “Africa is a big uncultivated land for leadership. Paucity of good leaders in Africa has made the continent a jungle of anything goes. African jungle must be cultivated, grown and nurtured in good leadership that can develop the continent. Our school system may be good at producing skills, but Africa school system seems to be weak in molding character. Skills without character cannot produce respectful individuals or even race.”