Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, on Wednesday said he was committed to building a state that works for everyone, irrespective of political differences.
The governor was reacting to the dismissal of the alleged certificate forgery case by Kwara State High Court in Ilorin, the state capital.
In a statement by his spokesman, Rafiu Ajakaye, the governor said the withdrawal and eventual dismissal of the case came as no surprise.
“We weren’t in the least disturbed by the case because it is clear to everyone on the street that it was baseless,” the statement quoted the governor saying.
“Now that the case has died a natural death, we again extend our hand of friendship to every Kwaran to join the efforts of governor to build a Kwara that works for all. It is time to work to restore the glory of our dear state.
“As everyone can see, things hitherto considered impossible are now happening. Water is running. Roads are being fixed and the governor is giving hope to every segment of the state that a new Kwara is possible!
“Finally, we thank the good people of Kwara State for the solidarity and love they continue to show for the Governor and the new government,” the governor said.
Mr AbdulRazaq also urged parents and civic bodies to join global effort to combat the menace of drug abuse and illicit trade.
“On this International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, I call on parents, civic groups and religious organisations to key into the global campaign against Drug abuse and illicit trafficking,” he said.