The Kwara State Government has signed an agreement with Chinese investors for the establishment of Kwara Chetex Park in Ifelodun Local Government Area of the State.
The State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, disclosed this in Share, the headquarters of Ifelodun Local Government Area of the State, during the launch of Share Education Endowment Fund.
Ahmed said: “A minimum of 3,000 jobs will be created along the Ifelodun, Edu and Patigi Local Government Area axis when the textile park becomes operational.”
According to Ahmed, N1 billion has been made available under the administration’s Off Taker Demand Driven Agriculture Scheme for farmers involved in cropping, fish farming and animal husbandry, under which farmers will be provided with agricultural inputs approximate to the amount borrowed to ensure efficiency and eliminate diversion.
The Governor promised that his administration will continue to ensure even development across the state “as no part of the State will be disadvantaged in terms of infrastructure allocation”.
Ahmed noted that people’s partnership with the state government was crucial for the success of prosperity-oriented programmes of the government, stressing that without the people’s contribution and active involvement, prosperity would not be created.
He said: “Government alone cannot create prosperity without your contribution.
“Thus, your responsibility, among others, is to partner the government to promote agriculture, the main occupation in our state, for food security, employment and alternative revenue.”
Ahmed advised the people of the State to embrace peace and ensure good neighbourliness as it was crucial for prosperity to manifest.
The National President of Share Patriotic Movement, AbdulFatah Jimoh, in his speech said the Education Endowment Fund was part of strategy to check decay in the education sector that Share youths contend with.