League of Kwara Youths Movements Wednesday applauded the social investment programme of the governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq administration describing it as the most extensive and credible programmes.
The group however warned youths in the state not to give saboteurs a chance to operate ahead of the 2023 general elections so as not to rob them of the benefits of the administration.
Addressing a World Press Conference in Ilorin, convener of the group who is also National Vice President of the Youth Council of Nigeria, Comrade Akoshile Mukhtar, said the league had assessed the policies and projects of the AbdulRazaq’s administration and concluded that he deserved a second term as governor.
He listed the major strides of the AbdulRazaq’s administration in youth engagement, education, infrastructure, health, economy amongst others as second to non in the history of the state.
He said the league appraisal was the “out come of one week independent assessment of the programmes, policies and projects of the Kwara state government that is spread across the three Senatorial District of the state.
“The governor has also shown himself to be for the downtrodden in society through Establishment of Kwara State Social Investment Program (KWASSIF), which is the most extensive social investment programme in the history of Nigeria that is driven by innovative data collected over time. KWASSIP remains the only state social investment programme to have components targeted specifically at the elderly, unemployed, petty traders, and children who are fed in kindergarten. KWASSIP, which deployed globally accepted strategies of capacity building and direct cash transfer, has reached over 100 thousand individual and business beneficiaries.
“It is on this basis that we put our stamp of approval on the good works of our dear Governor and call on all and sundry to support the programmes he has put in place for the development of our dear state. We call on the youth to ensure that saboteurs are not given room to operate and try to rob us of the benefits of the unprecedented scale of people centric policies, programmes and projects that this state has witnessed in the last four years. We shall continue to monitor and hold leadership accountable to the people at all times”, he added.