We took time to as usual go over various news items on social media. While doing so, we came across a release credited to Dr. Muideen Olufemi Akorede, Senior Special Assistant on Media & Communications to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State. In his release, he informed us about Kwara State Government preparation towards marking the 50th Anniversary of the creation of Kwara State. Infact, a 31 man committee has already started working, just to organise a befitting celebration. A celebration in which millions of our naira, will again be wasted on a meaningless charade by those whom providence has put in the seat of power. The annoying aspect is, there are so many people suffering and in serious pain as a result of unpaid salaries and entitlements. Yet, Kwara State Government would rather celebrate with their few friends and cronies than to put smiles on the faces of those ones who have being working for months without being paid.
SO! WHAT PRECISELY ARE THEY CELEBRATING? INFACT, LET US PUT IT THIS WAY!....... DO WE ACTUALLY HAVE ANY REASON TO CELEBRATE OUR 50 YEARS AS A STATE? AND WHY SHOULD WE BE CELEBRATING? Are we celebrating our level of development or how retrogressed we have become? We looked around us and what we see are very serious hunger, lack, frustration and deprivation in the land! So what is the cause of the merry making? The reality on ground is....... Majorly, those within and surrounding the corridors of power are actually the ones doing well... Most of the rest of the citizens of the State are in serious anguish. The Government that came on board in Kwara Stae since 2003, have in the most impunitious manner, sold most of the landed and property assets of Kwara State to themselves and their cronies. The entirety of Kwara State Ministry of Agriculture land, adjacent to Asa River, has been completely sold off. The impact is the unwarranted build up of traffic along Sango axis. To make matter worse, food crops which ought to be produced on those lands and made available to Ilorin residents at cheap and affordable prices, has been forfeited.