Governor of Kwara State AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has assured the people of Kwara that he will continue to be just as receptive and sympathetic to their needs as he has always been.
After receiving his certificate of return following his victory in the March 18 governorship election, he made the commitment on Tuesday.
Along with Speaker of the House of Assembly Yakubu Danladi, Deputy Governor Kayode Alabi, and other members-elect, the Governor was presented with his certificate of return.
AbdulRazaq was accompanied to the ceremony by his wife Ambassador Olufolake; cabinet members; Mutawali of Ilorin Dr. Alimi AbdulRazaq; APC Chairman Prince Sunday Fagbemi and other members of the party executives; Baba AbdulRazaq; and other top government officials. The event was also attended by security commanders, including Police Commissioner Paul Odama.
“This certificate represents the collective decision of our people to push forward our agenda for sustainable development in Kwara State. It symbolizes their trust in our efforts to build a state in which everyone has equal stakes. I do not take this trust for granted,” he said in a brief acceptance speech.
“I am reassuring our people that our government will continue to be empathetic, inclusive, and responsive as our resources permit
“In the next four years, we plan to see through our legacy projects and reforms across different sectors.
“Beyond building physical infrastructure, I believe that Kwara requires a new thinking that not only protects the dignity of the human person but also guarantees sustainable growth. We need everyone to make this happen, irrespective of where we stand in politics or faith.
“I thank everyone for their roles in making today a reality. I am grateful to our traditional and religious institutions, civil servants, party leaders and members, artisans and professionals, students, security agencies, electoral umpire, and indeed the general public. This mandate represents your trust in our ability to do much more.
“Ultimately, I give all the glory to and seek the help of the Almighty God who directs all affairs.”
Prof. Sanni Muhammed Adam, the INEC national commissioner in charge of Kogi, Kwara, and Niger State, declared that the most recent general election would go down in history as one of the best elections ever held in Nigeria. He noted that the process was peaceful, particularly in Kwara.
The Governor and other elected officials received his congratulations for their accomplishments.
“The elections that resulted in this success will be remembered as some of the best ever held in Nigeria. It was not only successful but also very peaceful, and we are proud to say that categorically,” he said.
“I congratulate the newly elected members of the House of Assembly present today, including the Governor of Kwara State, his deputy, and all of them on their victories.”