Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State, on Wednesday in Ilorin said the state will not revert to the era of anything-goes culture of the past.
In what appears to be a response to former Senate President Bukola Saraki’s claim that the people of the state committed the mistake of voting him out of power, Governor Abdulrazaq said, ” the state will not relapse to an awful era of anything goes when teacher slots were distributed to Saraki’s loyalists at the ward meetings of the party.”
Speaking at the flag-off of the training of newly recruited teachers at the state Teaching Service Commission, TESCOM, in Ilorin, governor Abdulrazaq, said ” what we met in 2019 was a legacy of anything goes including in the education sector.
“Recruitment of teachers was politicised to the ridiculous extent that slots for teaching jobs were being shared at the meetings of the ruling party.
” I found it funny that the characters who replaced the golden legacy of our forebears with anything goes in their bid to cast the state in their own egocentric image had the gut to say that Kwarans made a mistake in voting them out in 2019.”
Speaking through the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Mamman Saba Jubril, Governor Abdulrazaq said under the previous government, Kwara lost its glory, adding ” the basic education system collapsed under their watch.”
Governor Abdulrazaq said he was proud that the very brilliant teachers recently engaged by the government are being given instructional training as a legacy of the present administration.
” We have successfully redefined how things should be done in the education sector, we raised the bar of how to engage those who hold the key to the future of our children. That is our legacy for history to judge,” he added.
Governor Abdulrazaq apologized for the recent hitches in the payment of the packages for those promoted from 2017, assuring that it will be rectified.