Kwara Speaker emphasises importance of synergy
between KWHA, NASS contingents
August 4th, 2020
The Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon.
Engr. Yakubu Danladi Salihu has again, sued for synergy among legislators from
the Kwara North Senatorial district in the interest of the development of
District and its people.
The lawmaker made the call while hosting the Senator
representing Kwara North Senatorial District at the Upper Chamber of the
National Assembly - Pharm. Sadiq Umar in Gwanara, Baruten local government of
the State, according to a statement by Special Assistant, Media to Kwara state
Speaker, Ibrahim Sheriff.
Danladi-Salihu, while welcoming the Senator to his
country home - Gwanara, extolled the Senator's grassroot styled representation,
characterized by keeping touch with constituents across various districts of
the 5 local governments of Kwara North, describing it as unprecedented in the
history of the district.
"I want to sincerely, on behalf of our people,
thank you for always keeping in touch and particularly, for your intervention
which saw National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) assisting people of
Gwanara Emirate affected by rainstorm, while urging you as our Senator to
galvanize our representatives at the National Assembly towards forging a common
"We have numerous challenges which you know and
I am sure our people will seize opportunity of your visit to restate. I implore
you to ensure strong synergy between federal legislators of Kwara North. We
must put behind our differences for the prime interest of our district and its
people considering enormous developmental challenges facing us", Danladi
The Speaker also charged Sen. Umar to ensure Federal
Government College of Science and Technology, Gwanara is accommodated in the
2021 appropriation of the Federal Government.
In his response, Sen. Sadiq said he is working
tirelessly and enjoys the Kwara state Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq and
Speaker Danladi Salihu's support towards realization of the College, noting
that he is comfortable with integrated synergy with State Assembly members and
will work to further stimulate same among Kwara North representatives.
"Projects like Gwanara Primary Health Centre is provided for in the 2020
budget as intervention and I have been able to facilitate industrial boreholes
to Baruten. 2019 spill over projects were to be executed but funding has been
major problem for the Federal Government, couple with the emergence of COVID-19
"I remain connected with the grassroot because
I am product of the people and as a Senator committed to participatory
democracy, I have resolved to always engage the people who are my check and
balance to ensure I continue to work in their interest", Umar added. The
Gwanara youths' representative - Yunusa Sabi Salihu, appreciated the Senator
for not forsaking the people of Gwanara, while urging him to make concerted
efforts at ensuring Gwanara Emirate feels impact of Federal Government in terms
of infrastructure, youth employment and sustainable empowerment.