OPINION: Abdulrahman and his fledging contribution to education by Yusuf Mubaraq Authority

Date: 2021-12-23

No one should be under any illusion as to how well we have fared as a State since the emergence of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.

We are at a strategic point in history where reality has met with vision. As a goal-getter and a silent achiever, the Kwara State Sheriff has continued to wow every doubting mind of our shared strength as a State and the value we represent as a people. Things we never thought were possible are hitherto made possible by his fledging vision and unrelenting guts as the numero uno.

When he took up the mantle of affairs, The rot in our system was so great that we were almost at the brink of total collapse in Kwara economic placement. You needn’t many attestations. The vote that brought him in spoke of our situation.

Just before Kwarans unanimously agreed to oust the last dispensation, they tactically created another mess in the name of “Sun Set” teachers without due process just to frustrate the effort of the incoming administration when all odds are already against them. Well, that was their way. Like the Yoruba would say, “Booba opa, booba obu leese”. I don’t even know how to put that in Queen’s language, so I say, if you catch them, you kill them. If you can’t, you endanger their lives. Thank God we had just voted a man who understands our problems. He manned up and embraced these people, while a new process is designed to ascertain the preparedness of the newly recruited teachers.

Expectedly, scores of them fall short of genuine qualifications. They were mostly “politically” favoured teachers without sterling and proven records of professionalism. Sad. Why must the past administration entrust the future of our state to minnows? Disgusting.

A new process was soon birthed to accommodate new Eggheads who will propel the future of our beloved state to the next level of dynamism through concrete and impactful teachings.

The much pervaded “Sun Set” teachers were constitutionally disengaged, and we’re immediately given the fair option of applying for the same job they had constitutionally been disengaged if at all they meet the requirements. That’s the Kwara we have been dreaming to have for a long time.

Far and wide, the process was applauded. Even the greatest critic of this administration commended the outstanding outreach. Men and women of high calibre manned the process, and in turn, it birthed a new wave of great teachers in Kwara. Our futures were thrust into the hands of professionals. Kudos AA.

Today, less than a year into the recruitment, the procedure is here for all to see. Our young pupils and students across our various Primary and Post Primary schools are doing us proud. Parents are proud. Community leaders are proud alike. Everyone is happy.

Recently, Kwara emerged top amongst the States of the Federation at the recently held Presidential Inter Basic Schools Debate in Lagos. This is unprecedented. And it didn’t just happen incidentally; it takes a visionary man like His Excellency to achieve such a feat through his investment in Education.
For the wonderful performance of our Eggheads in Lagos, they are billed to represent Nigeria at the world debating Competition next year. This is massive.

For seven years, Kwara State was blacklisted by UBEC and extensively banned from accessing UBEC funds. This horrible experience is not unconnected with the rot of the past. Just after that, We were fined 30 million for gross misconduct by WAEC. The State was going into a forsaken path already. Then came a man committed to rescuing Kwara – AA. Paid the necessary fund required to get us working again. UBEC granted Kwara access to 7 billion bailouts funds for the effort of His Excellency.
Now, the funds are being channelled towards developmental projects across the State. As it stands, Kwara State Government is currently overseeing the construction and rehabilitation of 600 schools across Kwara with our local contractors as beneficiaries – emphasis on local contractors. If all these are not attestation, I wonder what they are.

Our schools are receiving a major facelift. Our students are being prepared extraordinarily. Our teachers are one of the best in the Federation. The investment is huge and rewarding. In the next few years, Kwara State will not only be competing locally but internationally due to the landmark investment of His Excellency, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, in the most productive sector of our state – Education.

Yusuf Mubaraq Authority writes from Ilorin


Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Kayode Ogunlowo     Abubakar Lah     Folashade Omoniyi     Baakini     Agbarigidoma     Iyiola Oyedepo     Tunji Moronfoye     Kwara NIPR     Www.Kwarareports.com     Nigerian Medical Association     Olomu Of Omu-Aran     Monkey Pox     Suleiman Ajadi     Iyaloja-General     CACOVID     Eleyele     Sa\'adatu Modibbo-Kawu     Shuaibu Yaman     Farouk Salim     Nagode     Ramadhan     Yusuf Amuda Gobir     Idris Garba     Aminat Omodara     Haashim Initiative For Community Advancement     Shuaib Boni Aliyu     Abubakar Imam     Kumbi Titilope     Old Oyo     James Kolo     Balogun Ajikobi     Waheed Ibrahim     Muhammad Yahya     Adedipe     Prince Sunday Fagbemi     YAKOOYO     IsDB     Isiaka Oniwa     Musibau Akanji     Local Government     Jalala     Bisi Kristien     JAAC     EndSARS     Ilesha-Gwanara     Saliu Alamoyo     VADA     Michael Ologundea     Abdullahi Biffo     Ilorin Central Mosque     National Broadcasting Commission     Monthly Sanitation Exercise     CKNG     Ishak Mohammed Sabi     Anilelerin     Abdulfatah Ahmed     United Nigeria Congress Party     Mamman Saba Jibril     Abdulrauf Yusuf     Yeketi     Adedeji Onimago     Tsaragi-Share     Royal FM     Moses Rahman Popoola     Iyabo Adisa Ibiyeye     Funmilayo Zubair     Oko-Erin     SWAN     Abdulkadir Jimoh     Pilgrims Board     Erubu Oba Zubair     Lai Mohammed     Kwasu     AbdulGaniyu Kareem     Budo-Egba     Saadatu Modibbo-Kawu     Mopelola Abdulmaliq-Bashir    

Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Yahaya Oloriegbe     Orisa Bridge     Kale Ayo     Yusuf Lawal     Alimi Abdulrazaq     Aisha Abodunrin Ibrahim     Idris Amosa Oladipo Saidu     Ghali Muhammed     Saheed Popoola     Oba Abdulrahim     Gafaru Olayiwola Olorisade     Femi Gbajabiamila     Unilorin     Kwara State Branch Of The National Library     Valsolar-Kwara Company Limited     CELF     Yomi Ogunsola     2023 Elections     Idiagbon     Abdullahi G. Mohammad     Ileloke     Goodluck Jonathan     Doyin Agbamu     Olusola Saraki     KWIRS     Ayodele Kuburat Olaosebikan     Kwara Apc     Yakub Ali-Agan     Labaeka     Okin Group     Halidu Danbaba     BIR     Amusement Park     George Funsho Adebayo     Balogun Fulani     Firdaos Amasa     Elerin Of Adanla     Ayobami Akanbi     Simeon Sule Ajibola     Kwara Primary Health Care Development Agency     Olusin Of Ijara Isin     Mutawalle     Taofeek Sanusi     Ahmed Bayero     Yusuf Amuda Aluko     Razak Atunwa     Gobir     Moses Salami     Sanusi Abubakar     Wole Oke     Hydro-electric Power Producing Areas Development Commission     Olufolake Abdulrazaq     Aliyu Sabi     Vasolar     Abdulrazaq Magaji     Babatunde Idiagbon     Abdul-Rahoof Bello     Ekiti     Bature Bello     Timothy Akangbe     Adisa Logun     Farouk Salim     Yusuf Abdulraheem     Olupako     Sherif Sagaya     Bukola Ajikobi     Lawyers Unite Against Corruption     JAAC     Hamidu Olowo     Femi Ogunsola     Moses Adekanye     Zulu Gambari     Niyi Ogundiran     Yusuf Babatunde Abdulwahab     Egbejila     Ibrahim Oloriegbe     Olawuyi