How Kwara governor fails to establish integrated rural development bureau as promised before election

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In his “O to ge” manifesto, Kwara state governor,   Abdurrahman Abdulrazaq promised the “immediate establishment of Kwara state Integrated Rural Development Bureau” which will oversee his government development drive in the rural areas. 

In less than four months to next general elections, Abdulrazaq is yet to fulfill his promise as most settlements in Kwara north senatorial district lack development.

The bureau is meant to help the government bridge the gap in rural development by partnering with local government authorities to bring infrastructural and social development to the rural areas in the state and also monitor progress made.

Residents in the state told TheNigerian News rural areas meant to benefit from the establishment of the Rural Development Bureau have been abandoned.

“It appears that the promise by the governor for Kwara rural development has been jeopardised. As I speak to you, the bureau has not been created and we have just a few months until the end of his administration,” said Yusuf Ajayi, a resident of Kwara. 

Meanwhile, Rafiu Ajakaye, the chief press secretary of the governor could not be reached for comments on his known telephone number as of the time of filing this report.