WorldStage Newsonline-- The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has said that his administration is not distracted by the negative comments of the opposition in his resolve to positively transform the lives of the people even as he assured the people that the administration is resolute and the will to succeed is unrelenting.
The governor who gave the assurances at the swearing-in of two new Special Advisers, a Commissioner in the State Civil Service Commission and the inauguration of the Board of Harmony Holdings Limited, pledged that as a "responsible administration we have made the economic empowerment of our people and the prosperity of our State the number one priority".
According to the governor, within a year the administration's shared prosperity has yielded massive youth jobs, immense physical and social infrastructure, bold agricultural reforms and wealth creation. Governor Ahmed, therefore urged the newly sworn in commissioners and board members to internalize and imbibe the tenets of the programme and make valuable contributions to its effective implementation.
The Governor Ahmed said Kwara State Holdings Limited with 20 companies in its fold was expected to deliver minimum annual revenue of N50billion by the year 2032 as one of the top three government owned holding companies in Nigeria in the next ten years.
He said the Holdings company will further diversify its operations into other sectors such as finance and investment, Mortgage, Agriculture and Construction.
In his remarks, the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Isiaka Gold said injection of new blood into the State Executive Council was part of the efforts to fast track the development of the State.
Speaking on behalf of the appointees, the Chairman, Kwara Holdings Limited, Professor Haliru Abubakar described their appointments as a challenge to contribute to the deepening of the culture of good governance in the State.