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Ahmed Urges State Delegates Not to Support Move to Divide Kwara

Kwara State Governor, Alhaji  Abdulfatah Ahmed, has called on the delegates to the ongoing  National Conference from the state not to support moves that could lead to the balkanisation of the state whose strength lies in its heterogeneity.
Ahmed disclosed this yesterday while addressing members of the conference delegates from the state.
The governor warned  that the creation of additional states should not be seen as solution to the socio-economic problems in the country but good governance and optimum utilisation of resources.
He also  suggested that the revenue allocation formula should be reviewed to provide more funding to states and local governments while traditional rulers should be incorporated into governance through constitutional responsibilities.
Ahmed commended the delegates from the state for focusing on issues that could enhance growth and development despite their divergent political leanings and views.
He promised to facilitate the setting up of a secretariat and the appointment of a secretary to facilitate the operations of delegates from the state to ensure unity of purpose and harmonisation of views on issues of paramount importance to the state.
Speaking earlier, the leader of the delegates, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, said they were on the visit to discuss issues of concern to the state with the number one citizen of the state.
According to him,  such issues include boundary adjustment, revenue allocation, devolution of power, creation of states and local governments, role of traditional rulers among others.

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