By Nimot Adetola Sulaimon
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara state played host to the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari and many others.
The Emir visited the Government House on the Annual Bareke, on Friday in Ilorin.
Bareke is a royal practice, where the traditional institution reciprocates an earlier Sallah homage by the head of the government institution.
AbdulRazaq said his administration would continue to commit more of the state’s resources to developmental projects.
“In 2019, the people of this state made a significant decision in electing us to govern them. Over the past two years, we have been deliberate in reciprocating that decision.
“We have made the people and the vulnerable, the centrepiece of our activities as a government.
“We have been deliberate in ensuring that every segment of our population gets their fair share of dividends of democracy.
“Kwara has launched a health insurance scheme that is currently benefiting more than 31,000 indigents in the state.
“Also, we have established a safety net programme under which at least 10,000 vulnerable senior citizens are benefiting.
“Every local government area has benefited from our developmental interventions in the road, water, health, education, among other projects,” AbdulRazaq said.
The governor commended the Emir and other traditional leaders in the state for their support for his administration.
In his response, Alhaji Sulu-Gambari commended the governor’s steadfastness and consistency in promoting peace and economic growth in the state.
The Emir said the governor’s humility is a quality trait that endeared him to the people of the state.
“When we saw the governor in the palace, yesterday, we were extremely happy because he has again exhibited humility.
“When someone shows that kind of humility, they will surely get a reward from Almighty Allah. We are grateful to your Excellency.
“In Ilorin, we are united and we are strategic to national growth and harmony.
” I pray that this administration succeeds in its numerous and laudable efforts towards human capital development, innovations and infrastructures,” the Emir said.