Kwara North Development Council Concludes Town Hall Meeting

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The Kwara North Development Council (KWANDCO), a regional development organization in the Northern part of Kwara State has concluded its tour of the five local governments in the senatorial district. 

It will be recalled that the leadership of the development council embarked on a tour  of the five local government areas  in Kwara North  with the aim of engaging community leaders at the grassroots to conduct needs assessment of various communities, and assess the ongoing and completed developmental interventions of governments  across the region.

While delivering his goodwill message on behalf of the Development Council at the grand finale of the town hall meetings, the Chairman of the council, Comrade Jerry Majin Kolo reiterated the council’s unwavering commitment to  purposeful advocacy and leadership in the quest to entrench inclusive societal growth and development of Kwara North. 

Comrade Jerry Majin Kolo delivering his goodwill message at the Emir of Kaiama Palace, HRH Alh. Omar Shehu Muazu

During the tour, KWANDCO after homage visits to Traditional Rulers conducted a needs assessment survey across the senatorial district. This, according to the delegation, was targeted at helping the government carry out effective interventions in critical sectors of the economy in order to engender prosperity amongst the people of the district.

KWANDCO delegation in a group photograph with HRH Alh. (Dr) Idris Shehu Abubakar, Emir of Okuta over the weekend

The council called on the federal government to as a matter of urgent importance provide funding for the construction of Kishi/Kaiama and Share/Patigi federal roads – two economically viable routes that when completed will open up the entire stretch of the senatorial district for massive economic growth and development. 

The council hailed the State government of Gov.Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq for constructing the 33Km Ilesha – Gwanara Road, FM Radio Station,Okuta, International Market in Gbugbu,Township Roads in all the LGAs, as well as the timely intervention to rescue schools from total collapse through transparent recruitment of teachers and construction and rehabilitation of about 200 Public Schools across the Senatorial District.

The delegation in a group photograph with Community Based Organizations after the town hall meeting in Kaiama

KWANDCO in its assessment of the security architecture of the district, suggested to the central government the establishment of a military formation in the Baruten/Kaiama axis to provide adequate security and stamp out any form of insecurity around the forest reserves. 

It also made an emphatic case for the intervention of the state government in the complete overhaul of both Lafiagi and Jebba Waterworks to provide clean water for domestic use.

Comrade Kolo stated that the council will continue to offer purposeful leadership in its advocacy for the development of the region. He said that a comprehensive report on the needs assessment of the entire region will be submitted to the local, state and federal governments in pursuance of sustainable development. 

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