Gov. Ahmed charges military on politics


Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has charged the military to insulate itself from political manipulation and resist temptation to descend into the political arena as this could truncate the country's nascent democracy.

The Governor gave the advice when participants of course 23 of the National Defence College, Abuja on Geo-Strategic Study tour of Kwara State paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Ilorin.

“Let me commend  the Nigerian military for its appreciable role in nation building, especially by protecting Nigeria from external aggression and internal unrest. While it is true that the country is going through very difficult times, especially in parts of the country caught in the grip of insurgency, the military must continue to live up to its reputation as one of Africa's best”, he said.

The Governor added that it was incumbent on all Nigerians to support the officers and men of the armed forces for keeping the country and its people safe.

Speaking on the theme of the Geo-Strategic Tour, “Socio-Economic Development through Urban Renewal in Kwara State, Governor Ahmed said, “our urban renewal programmes are geared towards ensuring that our roads are motorable, making portable water available within 500 metres radius for all residents, guaranteeing health care and beautifying the environment.

The leader of the National Defence College team, Commodore Aliyu Baba Lawal said the team's pre visit study showed that Kwara State had comparative advantages in many sectors over other states under study.

Commodore Lawal, who said the tour was a significant part of the 11 month course, commended Kwara State Government on the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee awards in Paris, France for its Community Health Insurance Scheme.

Abdulwahab Oba
Chief Press Secretary
to the Kwara State Governor

Muideen Akorede, PhD
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor,
(Media and Communication),
Government House,
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