The Kwara State Government has settled the ₦22.5Million outstanding Licence Fee to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) which accumulated since 2006.
The state governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, gave the approval for the immediate payment of the ₦22.5m to the Commission.
The state Commissioner for Communications, Hon. Olabode George Towoju, in a statement issued today in Ilorin, stated that the state government had paid ₦10m out of the initial ₦32.5m debt since September last year.
According to Towoju, “Kwara state is blessed with a responsible and highly responsive governor. This debt was passed down from the previous administrations in the state since 2006.
“As someone who puts Kwara first, the governor is committed to meeting people’s expectations and exceeding such, and this can also be likened to the way he promptly paid off the UBEC counterpart fund that the administration before him did not deem fit to do.
“Undoubtedly, Kwara is indeed blessed with a good governor. No wonder he has been named the “Exceptional Governor,” he added.
The Commissioner submitted that “the way Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has been releasing funds to various sectors of the state to ensure a smooth running of the system is highly commendable.
“He believes in results and as a “no excuse” man, once the funds are released, there is no excuse for you not to deliver.
“Recently, he released funds for the accreditation of courses in state-owned institutions because of his commitment to the education sector and not only that, our health system has never had it this good.
“See the construction of roads ongoing almost everywhere and the projects being embarked upon in the state.” Towoju submitted.
The Commissioner urged Kwarans to rest assured that the administration is committed to ensuring that the state remains a “moving and progressive state” and called on the people of the state to “put Kwara first” in all their dealings.