By Adeniyi Adedeji, Ilorin
The Kwara State governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has declared that his administration will not relent until Kwara State’s patrimony, unlawfully taken away, were recovered.
The governor, who made this declaration in Ilorin, the state capital at the inauguration of the state Judicial Service Commission, JSC, on Tuesday said, “The efforts to recover public patrimonies that were unlawfully taken away remain on course.”
Reiterating that his administration would at all time prioritise people’s welfare, Governor AbdulRazaq said that his mission was purely to salvage the state from the colossal damages that had been done in the recent past.
He said, “Our administration is pursuing a developmental agenda that is centred around the people. We are determined to give our people a new lease of life. This would be made easier in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.
“But peace is not sustainable without justice and fairness. For too long, our people have had their patrimony taken away in the most brazen and fraudulent circumstances.
“We have a historic duty to restore sanity and return to the people what belonged to them. That recovery process, while long drawn, has since begun in the most lawful manner.”
Members of the JSC are Titus Olasupo Ashaolu, SAN; Lawal Victor Jimoh; Dr Saliu Ajibola Ajia; and Monde Aliyu Umar, who the governor urged to justify the trust reposed in them.
Congratulating the members of the newly inaugurated JSC, Governor AbdulRazaq said that their appointment was borne out of the fact that their choice is a manifestation of what they have stood for over the years.
He added, “You have all distinguished yourself as senior citizens with track records of integrity and selfless service to our people.
“I therefore urge you to always consider this record in everything that you do as members of this statutory commission.”
Responding on behalf of members of the JSC, Barrister Ashaolu promised that they would do their utmost best not to disappoint the governor in his efforts to uplift the state and the progress of the judiciary.
In a related development, the governor also swore in members of the House of Assembly Service Commission, made up of Yusuf AbdulRasheed Oluwafemi, Chairman; Gbemisola Mercy Oguntimehin; Kolawole Bashirat; Ganiyu Taofiq Adekunle; and Mohammed Sabi Saidu as members.
Also speaking on behalf of his colleagues, Oluwafemi thanked AbdulRazaq for reposing so much trust in youths and women in the state.
He said, “I want to appreciate the confidence, the trust, and the belief you have in our generation that we can make things happen.
“It is worthy of note that this is about the first time in the history of the state that we have a governor who has so much belief in the youths and women, and gives them so much responsibility to handle state affairs.”