Kwara Assembly to restrain short changing of kwarans in Military recruitment exercise
The Kwara State House of Assembly has restated its commitment
towards finding a lasting solution to the short changing of Kwarans during
Military recruitment exercise
Chairman of the House Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Judiciary, Barrister
Kamaldeen Fagbemi gave the assurance in Ilorin, during the ongoing
investigation into short changing of Kwarans during Army recruitment exercise.
Fagbemi assured that the 8th Legislature under the Speaker , Dr. Ali
Ahmad would ensure a permanent stoppage of the fraudulent act against the State
and ensure prosecution of culprits to serve as deterrent,saying
that "the house would not sit by, and allow some people mortgage the
future of the Youth of the State.
He disclosed that the house would also invite all the 16 TIC chairmen in the
State as well as the State, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy
Affairs to sensitise them on the need to always ensure their
representations in any military recruitment exercise.
remark, the Leader of the House Hon. Hassan Oyeleke who described the act as
criminal, said the House would not hesitate in joining issues with the Army
hierarchy in proffering an enduring solutions to the problem.
remark, the Secretary to the State Government Alh Isiaka Gold who narrated the
ordeal of the State's representatives during any Army recruitment exercise in
Military Barracks, said the State had discovered 67 non indigenes impersonating
Kwarans during army recruitment exercise, between 2013 and 2016.
Other Members who spoke during the interactive session recalled the
uncooperative attitude of the Army hierarchy during recruitment exercises
and their ordeals in the hands of barrack boys insisted vehemently that the act
should be checked to protect the interest of teeming jobless youth of the State.