The State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed who disclosed this while addressing members of the All Progressives Congress at the monthly stakeholders meeting held at the Banquet Hall in Ilorin said the schools have been selected and will be given face-lift to provide conducive academic environment for teaching and learning in the state.
On the five billion Naira London and Paris Club Loan refunds received by the state government, Governor Ahmed had released N1.8billion for the sixteen local government councils and Colleges of Education for payment of their salaries. He promised that the government will continue to ensure judicious use of funds, stressing that the balance of the money will go into stimulating the informal sector through injection of funds into the state SME scheme and the implementation of ongoing and new infrastructure.
The Governor assured the party stalwarts that the government will continue prioritize infrastructure by paying contractors through the Kwara Infrastructure Fund (IF-K) with a view to completing all projects on schedules.
On the Light Up Kwara project recently approved by the state executive Council, Governor Ahmed said the project was conceived to strengthen security in the state and stimulate the local economy. According to the governor, the project would be funded through public-private partnership on built, operate and transfer basis for ten years by the consultant.
Speaking earlier, the State Chairman of APC, Alhaji Ishola Balogun-Fulan commended the Governor for sustaining the monthly interactive session which he said had kept Kwarans informed of development in the state and Nigeria as a whole.