Why I want to be Governor of Kwara - Issa Aremu

Date: 2018-07-20

ONE of the foremost labour leaders in the country, Mr. Issa Aremu, who declared his intention to contest Kwara State governorship election in 2019 on Wednesday, has given insight into why he wants to become the next governor of the state.

Aremu said, yesterday, that he was motivated to join the governorship race because Kwara State needed “a radical change from underdevelopment, mass hunger and poverty."

He lamented that unlike first generation states such as Kano, Rivers and Lagos, which had advanced in roads, health, education, security and public welfare, Kwara State "in recent times is poorly governed.

"It is time Kwarans organise and enthrone inclusive governance for mass prosperity. It is regrettable that having a few ruling elite has denied many Kwarans of well-being." He recalled that at creation, Kwara State was the "fastest growing state with bold development plans which laid foundations for accelerated economic growth, increased productivity in agriculture, industrial development and improved the quality of life of the people through the provision of necessary infrastructure.

“But the state has been left behind. So Kwara must return to development planning. Kwara State ranks 28th on the ranking of states by states GDP, beaten to it by newest states like Imo, Edo and Oyo.” Aremu, who will pursue his ambition on the platform of Labour Party, LP, made the declaration in Ilorin, Kwara State, at the Nelson Mandela centenary birthday celebration attended by politicians, thousands of trade union activists among others. His declaration was preceded by an interactive session on the “State of (Kwara) State,” during which discussants were unanimous that most of the industries in the state have closed down with loss of thousands of jobs, and resolved that Kwara State needs a dynamic and accountable leadership that must be ambitious with state building.

Source

 

 


Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Mohammed Abdulahi     Senate     Ilorin West     Ibrahim Gambari     Hijab     Kawu     Lanre Aremu     Kwara Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board     Femi Ogunsola     Fatai Olodo     Okeose Christian Cementary     Tayo Alao     Abdulrazak Shehu Akorede     Salihu Yahaya     George Innih     Kola Ologbondiyan     Habeeb Saidu     Mohammed Katsina Ahmed     Abegunde Goke     Kwara 2015     Alabi Lawal     Afonja     Tosho Yaqub     Odolaye Aremu     Kwara Central     AbdulGaniyu Kareem     Vasolar Consortium     Esinrogunjo     Adamu Ibrahim Sabi     Mohammed Yahaya Barki     Shehu Alimi Foundation     Societe Generale Bank Of Nigeria     Adebayo Salami     Oja-Oba     Saka Keji     Mohammed Kamaludeen     Babatunde Idiagbon     Kwara State Polytechnic     Bond     Illyasu Abdullahi     Ishola Balogun Fulani     Adebara     Jimba Babatunde     Saka Abimbola Isau     UITH     Olaiya Zuberu     Oluwole Dupe     Jimoh Olusola Imam     Jaiz Bank     Jimoh Lambe Abdulkareem     Nurudeen Mohammed     Savannah Centre For Diplomacy, Democracy And Development     CCB     Yusuf Abdulkadir     Sa'ad Alanamu     General Hospital     Omotosho     Abdulmumin Yinka Ajia     Umar Sanda Yusuf     Mustapha Olanipekun     Abdullahi Saadudeen Alikinla     Abubakar Abdulraheem     QuickWin     Gafaru Olayiwola Olorisade     Ramadhan     Aminat Ahmed     Oba Of Jebba     Kwara Pdp     Yunus Lawal     Kupchi Hosea Maxwell     Kamaldeen Ajibade     Bukola Saraki     Fulani     Abiodun Abdulkareem     Veterinary Teaching Hospital     Akume     Susan Modupe Oluwole