Kwara now ranked the second best growing economy in Africa

Kwara state has been adjudged as second in infrastructure and
economic growth in Nigeria by Africa Report in its July/August
issue titled’The State of the States’. Oladipo Magaji reports:
Kwara state has been ranked second after Lagos in Nigeria in the
latest Progress Report, titled ‘The State of the States’ released by
Africa Report in its July/August, 2018 issue.
The Africa Report is an international publication of reference
dedicated to African affairs, and is the guide used by decision
makers to anticipate economic and political changes in Africa.
The publication is relied upon for the expertise of an independent
editorial team in its surveys, sector reports and country focus
published in each issue. The survey of Nigeria’s 36 states used in
fighting poverty, providing access to electricity, facilitating
business and raising local revenue as indices.
In terms of Internally Generated Revenue per capita, Kwara ranks
seventh out of the 36 states of the federation while it ranks tenth in
the ease of doing business. The State also ranks tenth on the
poverty index.
In terms of access to electricity, Kwara was ranked third and sixth
in number of internet users in the country.
The summation of the indices put Kwara at second position in the
progress report. The full report can be found on pages 22 to 26 of
the July/August, 2018 edition of the Africa Report.
Responding to the report, Kwara state governor, Alh Abdulfatah
Ahmed described Africa Reports’ ranking of the state as the second
highest in the country as an affirmation of his administration’s
reform programmes and an acknowledgement of its efforts to
enhance the welfare, security and prosperity of all citizens and
The governor pledged his preparedness to sustain the
administration’s ongoing drive to build a prosperous and
sustainable Kwara state for the benefit of current and future
generations of Kwarans.
Meanwhile, Governor Ahmed has ordered the immediate
reconstruction of the collapsed Bukka Adena bridge along Jebba-
Kaiama road in Moro local government area of the state.
He equally ordered the reconstruction of the collapsed culverts and
damaged portion of Tsaragi-Shonga road in Edu local government
area of the state.
The state commissioner for Works and Transport, Alhaji Aro
Yahaya made this known while inspecting the collapsed bridge
along Tsaragi-Shonga with a team of Engineers.
He assured that the bridges will be reconstructed as soon as
possible in line with Governor Ahmed’s directive.
He appealed to residents and commuters plying the routes to
exercise patience with the government, saying that construction
works would commence on the roads and culverts in earnest.
Yahaya assured the people of the areas that the reconstruction of
the roads and culverts will be completed on schedule.
The commissioner praised Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed for his
concern for the wellbeing of the people and commuters, which he
noted, prompted the governor’s marching order on the
reconstruction of the roads and culverts in the two localities.

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  1. Good update

  2. ok nice

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