By Mosunmola Ayobami,Kwara
Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq, on Wednesday charged Kwara State Transition Implementation Chairmen (TIC) to prioritize the security of lives and property and unity of the All Progressives Congress family in their various local governments.
The governor gave the charge during an official visit by the chairmen to his office in Ilorin, the state capital.
AbdulRazaq urged them to work closely with traditional rulers and other stakeholders to tackle security issues at the local government level.
The governor was optimistic that the country would overcome these challenges with the cooperation of all Nigerians.
“It is a passing phase, Nigeria will overcome these problems,” he told the Chairmen.
He also advised the chairmen to come up with creative ways of increasing their revenue without bringing hardship to the poor.
AbdulRazaq noted that despite the dwindling federal allocation, no worker at both state and local government levels, earns less than N30,000,emphasising his commitment to welfare of workers in the state even when salaries are not been paid elsewhere.
TIC Chairman of Ifelodun Local Government and Spokesman for the Chairmen of the sixteen local governments, Prince Olamiji Ashonibare praised Governor AbdulRazaq for his exemplary leadership and promised that the his and his colleagues would adopt the governor’s template in turning around the state and strengthen the APC.