Emulate The Prophet, Gov. Ahmed Charges Muslims

Emulate The Prophet, Gov. Ahmed Charges Muslims, state higher institutionsThe Kwara State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, has felicitated with Muslims on the occasion of the Maolud Nabbiy.

In a press statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary, Abdulwahab Oba, the Governor called on Muslims to emulate the virtues of the Holy Prophet Mohammed which earned him the accolades of being an exemplary character to mankind.

“Prophet Muhammad signifies peace, love and humility which are essential ingredients for a harmonious and progressive society.

“As we celebrate this noble Prophet of Allah, I call on all and sundry, regardless of religious persuasions to show love to one another and be ambassadors of peace and care for all,” the Governor said.

Governor Ahmed, while wishing the Muslim communities a happy celebration and more divine blessing, renewed his commitment to deliver more dividends of democracy through infrastructural development.

“I thank all religious leaders, clerics and religious associations for their supports and prayers for this administration and promise that the worst is over of the state despite the current instability in the country’s economy,” the Governor said.

Family Of Kidnapped Kwara State APC Chairman Seeks Intervention

APC, PetroleumThe family members of the kidnapped Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kwara State have appealed to the Inspector General of Police to put machinery in motion for the quick release of the party’s chairman and the secretary.

A spokesman for the APC in Kwara, Sulyman Buhari, said that the abduction took place on Friday along Lokoja road while the two men, Balogun Fulani-Ishola and Olabode Adekanye, were returning to Ilorin from Abuja.

He told reporters that the driver of the vehicle escaped when they were taken to a bush.

While the family explained that no ransom had been demanded, they, however, expressed hopes that with the intervention of the state Governor, the men would soon regain freedom.

At the house of the abducted state chairman in Jabata, Mr Jabata,relatives were seen discussing the issue in groups while his wife, Fatima Balogun-Fulani, was surrounded by friends and relatives.

Speaking in Yoruba language and sobbing, she pleaded for the release of her husband, adding that his absence was already being felt.

The first son of the party’s chairman, Abubakar Balogun-Fulani, explained that several meetings had been held with state government officials on the issue.

Although he said no ransom had been demanded, he noted that the police authority in Kogi State, where the incident happened, had been contacted.

He expressed hopes that their efforts would yield positive result soon.

The Kwara State government in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abdulwahab Oba, described the incident as unfortunate and plead for early release of the two men.

Gov. Ahmed Hails Court Judgement On Saraki’s Election

SarakiKwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has described the judgement of the Court of Appeal Ilorin which upheld the election of the Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki as a judicial affirmation of the love the people of Kwara, over the years, have had for the Senate President.

Governor Ahmed, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Abdulwahab Oba, said that the Appeal Court judgement is a testimony that the judiciary remains the fair and just arbiter as well as the hope of all citizens.

The Governor noted that the judiciary has through such fair and just judgements since the present democratic experience started in 1999 sustained democratic values in the country.

According to Gov. Ahmed, “It is noteworthy that Senator Saraki, while the election case lasted, never got distracted in his onerous duty as the Senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial District and the President of the 8th Senate”.

Governor Ahmed added that the people of Senator Saraki’s Senatorial District and the people of Kwara State never had apprehension as a result of the litigation because they were convinced that Senator Saraki was popularly elected in the last National Assembly elections.

“Now that the litigation has been laid to rest, I urge Kwarans to once again remain united and committed to the common good of all rather than egocentrism and politics of hatred which are antithetical to collective progress and development “, Governor Ahmed advised.

Kwara Governor Swears In 12 Political Appointees

KwaraThe Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has sworn in 12 political appointees, charging them to add value to governance or prepare to be dropped.

Governor Ahmed gave the charge at the Government House, Ilorin, during the swearing-in of the Secretary to the Kwara State Government, Isiaka Gold; Head of Service, Hajia Zahra Omar, Chief of Staff, Yusuf Abdulwahab and nine special advisers.

According to the Governor, the appointments were made in an atmosphere of economic challenge with great and increasing expectations from citizens of the government for good governance and economic well-being.

He stressed the need for citizens need to be empowered and elevated within the shortest possible time.

The Governor noted that given the prevailing realities, governance could no longer be business as usual just as success had become mandatory and non-performance was no longer an option.

He said that the political appointees must apply best practices in all aspects of governance and make prudence, accountability, transparency as well as fear of God their watchwords.

On the state civil service, the Governor directed the new Head of Service to sensitize civil servants on the ethics of service and excellence in performance and also implored her to ensure their effective deployment and positive engagement to this administration.

He promised that delay in payment of workers’ salaries would soon become a thing of the past with increased Internally Generated Revenue expected to be achieved with the establishment of the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service.

Responding on behalf of the newly appointed, the Secretary to the State Government, Isiaka Gold, promised the loyalty of the appointees in ensuring the success of the government, adding that they would not disappoint.

The ceremony at the council chamber of the Government House was attended by family members, friends and well-wishers of the political appointees who came to rejoice with them.

 

Kwara PDP Alleges Threat To Lives Of Its Members

PDPThe Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the State Government of attempting to kidnap or assassinate some of its leaders for opposing some of its policies.

Addressing journalists, the State Chairman of the party, Iyiola Oyedepo accused the government of sending thugs and hired killers on their trail wondering how they could be targeted for doing their constitutional rights of opposition.

 

He said he and some leaders have been warned to run away from the state as a result of the threat.

Reacting, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abdulwahab Oba, denied the accusation and challenged the PDP to prove its allegation.

He stressed that what the government is preoccupied now is how to move the state forward economically and challenged the PDP to look inwards for those threatening him.

Kaduna, Kwara Governors Felicitate With Christians At Easter

Kaduna State Gov Yero- ChristianThe Kaduna State Governor has congratulated the entire Christian community in the state on the occasion of the Easter Celebration which marks the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

In a goodwill message signed by Governor Mukhtar Yero’s Director General of Media and Publicity, Ahmed Maiyaki, he called on the Christians to forge greater unity irrespective of religious or ethnic differences.

Governor Yero also urged them to use the Easter period to praise God for the peaceful conduct of the presidential election and to pray for peaceful conduct of the remaining elections.

He stressed that the Easter celebration is an opportunity for Christians to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice done for the sake of salvation of mankind, as well as human love and peace by Jesus Christ.

He urged Christians to use the occasion to intensify prayers and devotion for God’s intervention on efforts by the people of Nigeria to surmount current challenges in order to evolve a peaceful and progressive nation.

The Governor also called on Christians and Muslims to forge greater unity through prayers for national peace and stability.

The Governor of Kwara State, on the other hand, urged the Christians and other Nigerians to use the Easter season to pray fervently for peace, enduring stability in the country and divine guidance for the incoming President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, who made the call in an Easter message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Abdulwahab Oba, noted that such prayers by Nigerians would help the President-elect to run a purposeful governance.

The Governor further urged the Christians to imbibe the enduring lessons of forgiveness, selflessness and perseverance that the 40 day Lenten, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ at Easter preaches.

Governor Ahmed wished all Christians and Nigerians a happy Easter celebration.