The Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq on Monday met with the Minister of Finance, Budget and planning, Dr. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed to discuss investment programmes and various models to finance infrastructural development in the state.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, revealed that the state is expected to benefit from the Road Infrastructure Tax Credit Scheme (RITCS) of the Federal Government.
The statement read in part: “The governor made a strong pitch for Kwara to benefit from the Federal Government’s Road Infrastructure Tax Credit Scheme (RITCS) which is covered in the Executive Order 7 of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
“The meeting also focused on attracting more grants, institutional investors, financial opportunities for Kwara State, and allocation of funds for Federal Roads in the state.”
The meeting was attended by top government officials, including Permanent Secretary Ministry of Finance Mr. Aliyu Ahmed; and the Director of International Economic Relations Department of the Ministry Aisha Omar.61