Hammed Shittu in Ilorin
Kwara State Governor, Alhaji 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 in the country.
He also said that there was urgent need for the review of national laws which inhibit state governments from being major players in telecommunications, energy, aviation, and exploitation of mineral resources so that states could be more economically viable and financially self-sustaining.
Ahmed made the calls during an interface with Muslim scholars during a newly introduced “State of the State” meeting; a platform for interface between the state government and groups such as faith leaders, women and youth groups in the state.
According to him, “Primary education is too important to be left at the mercy of local government councils who are becoming increasingly incapacitated to meet the challenges of modern governance”.