Ahmed wants primary school teachers’ salary removed from LG allocation
Written by Morenike Adebayo on September 5, 2016
Kwara state Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has called for the removal of primary school teachers’ salaries from local government allocations in order to ease funding challenges at the local council level.
The governor made the call on Sunday in Ilorin during an interface with Muslim Scholars, tagged: “State of the State in Ilorin”. According to Ahmed, primary education is too important to be left at the mercy of local government areas, who are becoming financially incapacitated to meet the challenges of modern governance.
Ahmed also stressed the need for urgent review of national laws, which inhibit state governments from being major players in Telecommunications, Energy, Aviation, exploitation of mineral resources. This, the governor said, will enable states to be more economically viable and financially self-sustaining.
On infrastructure development of the state, the governor said the Kwara State Infrastructure Development Fund, InfraFund Kwara, has been increased from three hundred million naira monthly to five hundred million naira. He said with the increase of the funds, the state government is now better placed to jump start vital projects.