Kwara State Governor-elect AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq at the weekend held talks with Kwarans in the United States, urging them to invest back home and pledging an environment conducive for their investments.
“Our promise to you is that we are poised to build a new Kwara that all of us will be proud of.
Our focus shall be on building sustainable infrastructure and a socio-political environment that is business-friendly,” AbdulRazaq said during a two-day meeting he held with Kwara State Association of Nigeria, North America Inc., (KSANG) Atlanta Georgia.
AbdulRazaq recently won the governorship ballot by a large margin in the north-central state. He will be inaugurated on May 29.
Thanking Kwarans in diaspora for their moral support during the Otoge struggle, he said the agenda before him is to evolve a Kwara that works for all.
“We are looking at taking full advantage of the agricultural potentials of our state and you are welcome on board to invest in every sector. We assure you of every support to grow and protect your investments,” AbdulRazaq added.
He also met with the leadership of non-profit groups, Medical Suppliers and Med Share, which pledged to assist Kwara State with free medical supplies.
The programme was attended by Kwarans from across the US.
In what speaks to the governor-elect’s special interest in agricultural value chain, talks on ‘Private Equity Financing in Africa’ and ‘Kwara State AgriGrow Programme’ were given by Emilio DeJesus and Kent Harrington respectively.
KSANG President Alhaji Yusuf Adanlowo thanked the governor-elect for attending the investment talks, saying it shows he’s committed to the serious business of governance.
He said Kwarans in diaspora are willing to work with the new administration to develop the state.