We’ll invest looted funds in social programme ― Kwara Gov

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has said that the looted funds recently returned to the state would go into social investment programme to benefit the poor.

Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye said this in a statement on Friday in Ilorin.

According to Ajakaye, Gov AbdulRazaq said so when he received N111, 428, 891 from the Zonal Head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Isyaku Sharu.By the grace of God, this money will go into social investment programme of the state. It is going into lifting thousands of people out of poverty.

“We are not going to award contracts with this money. It is going to help the poor people,” AbdulRazaq said.

AbdulRazaq (Kwara Governor) commended the anti-graft body for their efforts and service to the country, assuring them that the funds would only go into serving the Downtrodden .

The governor, therefore, called on the people of the state to continue to support the anti-graft body.

“We thank the EFCC for what they are doing. We are happy that in our state you keep us on our toes.

“Unlike what many people may perceive, EFCC are partners in progress all over the federation. So, we should join hands with them and assist them,”

He said AbdulRazaq said his administration is replicating many of the Federal Government’s social programmes to make life better for the people, adding that the state’s Social Investment Programme Bill is already with the State House of Assembly.

We are replicating many of Federal Government programmes in Kwara, especially the social investment programme, which people know as Trader moni, market moni, N-power and school feeding programme.

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