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LUK: Kwara Govt Raises Alarm Over Vandalism

The Kwara State Government has raised the alarm over vandalism and theft of streetlight cables and bulbs and other components of solar farm tunnels currently being built in Ilorin under the Light-Up Kwara (LUK) project. In a statement issued via its Facebook page on Thursday, the government described activities of the vandals as sabotage and […]

Kwara Govt Bans Night Grazing

Folake Sokoya  The Kwara State Government has banned night grazing as part of an effort to ensure “greater peace between farmers and herdsmen and all members of the society.” State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, made the announcement on Tuesday during the Expanded State Security Committee meeting in Ilorin. Alhaji Ahmed said the move was adopted […]

Kwara Civil Service Commission Denies Job Racketeering Report

Folake Sokoya The Kwara State Civil Service Commission has denied media report that some of its officials receive bribe from applicants before offering them employment in the state civil service. The Permanent Secretary of the Commission, Alhaji A.B Mohammed, in a statement on Thursday, described the allegation as not only untrue, but a deliberate attempt […]

Int’l Forest Day: Kwara To Establish Law Against Deforestation

Folake Sokoya The Kwara State Government has said it would enact a law to curb indiscriminate felling of trees in the State. The State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, made this known while flagging off tree planting activities in the state in commemoration of the International Day of Forest on Wednesday at the Government House, Ilorin. […]

Cross River Team Commends Kwara Govt On E-payment Initiative

Folake Sokoya The Kwara State government has been commended for adopting an e-payment platform for the payment of stipends to beneficiaries of the World Bank assisted Youth Employment and Social Support Operation-Pubic Workfare (YESSO-PWF) scheme in the State. Mr Chris Anake, Head, Monitoring and Evaluation, Operation Coordinating Unit of YESSO in Cross River State, gave […]

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Kwara To Power Public Facilities With Solar Energy

Folake Sokoya Kwara State Government has commenced the building of three solar farm tunnels in Ilorin, the state capital, to power streetlights Iand other public facilities. The Director General, Kwara State Public Private Partnership Bureau, Mr. Abayomi Ogunsola disclosed this on Monday during a radio programme in Ilorin. Ogunsola said work is ongoing on three […]

Kwara Approves Composition Of 20 Boards Of Parastatals

Folake Sokoya The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has approved the composition of boards of 20 parastatals in the state. In a statement issued in Ilorin on Monday by the Secretary to the Kwara State Government, Alhaji Isiaka Sola Gold, the government said the composition was driven by the efforts of the state government […]

No Illegal Deductions Made From State, LG Workers’ Salaries – Kwara Govt

Folake Sokoya The Kwara State Government has clarified that only statutory deductions are made from the salaries of state and local government (LG) workers and pensioners. This follows claims that the local government workers in the state received reduced pay instead of the full January salary as previously announced by the authorities. The clarification was […]

UITH-Oke-Ose Road: Gov Ahmed Promises October Completion

Folake Sokoya Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has assured that the ongoing dualisation of the nine-kilometer Kulende-UITH-Oke-Ose Road in Ilorin will be completed by October 2018. Ahmed, who spoke on Monday while inspecting the progress of work on the road, said irrespective of the dwindling resources to the state, his administration will continue to […]