Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has assured that the verification of workers in the state through the presentation of Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) and the proposed biometric exercise will end delay in the payment of workers salaries.
Ahmed gave this assurance at a meeting with stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ilorin, the state capital, adding that through the presentation of the BVN, salaries of local council workers and State Universal Basic Education teachers, which had been a major challenge, would become a thing of the past.
According to the governor, with the approval by the Debt Management Office of the N20 billion bond to be secured by the state, the pace of development of infrastructure in the state would be faster.
Some of the projects tied to the bond, the governor said, include the expansion of some major roads in the state capital, construction of two new campuses of Kwara State University in Ilesha-Baruba and Osi in Baruten and Ekiti local council areas respectively.
“With increased internally generated revenue, youth empowerment and employment programme of this administration would also improve tremendously,” he said.
Ahmed called for greater unity among the people of the state, stressing that; “our strength is in our unity as it creates better understanding and development.”