Kwara’s commonwealth cornered by Saraki family for 40 years – Lai Mohammed


The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has alleged that the Saraki dynasty, currently headed by Senate President Bukola Saraki, has cornered the commonwealth of Kwara state in the past 40 years.

This was as he stated that the Saraki family in Kwara had rendered the quality of life of the people to the lowest point.

Mohammed, who made the claim on Thursday in Ilorin at a ceremony organised by the Kwara All Progressives Congress, APC, said: “The main issues here have to do with how our state has been governed in the past 50 years, 40 of which have been dominated by a single family.

“What has happened to the commonwealth, which has been cornered by a single dynasty at the expense of the people.

“Where are the roads and other infrastructure to justify the huge resources that have accrued to the state?

“If you follow a path for so long, and it leads you nowhere, won’t you try another path? These are the issues.”

The Minister stated that despite the stance of Senate President Bukola Saraki, his loyalists from Kwara were still occupying executive positions, stressing that some of Saraki’s loyalist holding federal executive positions will soon be shown the way out.

According to him, “Some of the people they nominated to the boards of government’s agencies and parastatals are still there, yet they claim that Kwara has not benefited from this federal government.

“These people, some of whom are holding executive positions, will soon be shown the way out.”

Mohammed said the issues the APC is concerned with in Kwara have to do with good governance and better life for the people.

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