Kwara State under Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has bagged The Progressives Governors Forum (PGF)’ top performing governor in development initiative for the month of August, 2020.
This was revealed in a statement by the Kwara state commissioner for Communication, Mrs Harriet Afolabi-Osotimehin, in Ilorin on Friday.
While quoting the Director-General (DG), of the PGF Secretariat, Mr Solihu Lukman, in the 50th edition of the Forum’s magazine “The Progressive Strides”, she said that Kwara state had 28 strides which cut across empowerment, health care, infrastructure, security, welfare, power, agriculture, environment, sports, art and culture, capacity building and development as well as justice and sensitisation.
According to the statement, The Progressives Governors Forum is the umbrella body for the governors elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Solihu explained that all the APC states featured in the rating, adding that 30 per cent of the information used came from primary sources and 70 per cent from secondary sources.
“This rating of Kwara State was due to the unprecedented pace of developmental projects recorded in the State by AbdulRazaq’s administration, despite the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Afolabi-Osatimehin said in the statement.
Other states that recorded strides are: Kogi, 22; Lagos, 19; Ekiti, Gombe and Nasarawa, 14 each; Kano, 13; and Ogun, 11.
Others are: Borno and Kebbi, 9 each; Imo, Jigawa, Niger and Osun, 7 each; Katsina, 6; Kaduna, 5; and Ondo, Plateau and Yobe, with 4 each.296