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HISTORY OF KWARA STATE

Kwara State: The History

 

 The Origin:
Kwara State was created on 27 May 1967, when the Federal Military Government of General Yakubu Gowon broke the four regions that then constituted the Federation of Nigeria into 12 states. At its creation, the state was made up of the former Ilorin and Kabba provinces of the then Northern Region and was initially named the West Central State but later changed to "Kwara", a local name for the River Niger.
 
The Evolution:
The state has reduced considerably in size from what it use to be in 1967, as a result of further state creation exercises in Nigeria. On 13 February 1976, the Idah/Dekina part of the state was taken out and merged with a part of the then Benue/Plateau State to form Benue State.
On 27 August 1991, five local government areas, namely Oyi, Yagba, Okene, Okehi and Kogi were also excised to form part of the new Kogi State, while a sixth, Borgu Local Government Area, was merged with Niger State.
 
The State Now:
Kwara State is now one of the 36 states of Nigeria. Its capital is Ilorin. The primary ethnic group of Kwara State is Yoruba, with significant Nupe, Baruba and Fulani minorities.
There are now sixteen Local Government Areas in the state. They are:Asa, Baruten, Edu, Ekiti, Ifelodun, Ilorin East, Ilorin South, Ilorin West, Irepodun, Isin, Kaiama, Moro, Offa, Oke Ero, Oyun, Pategi.
 
Administrative Structure:
Like other states in the country, Kwara State is governed by a democratically elected administration (from 29 May, 1999). At the apex of the state administration is the executive Governor and members of his executive council, comprising the Deputy Governor, the Secretary to the Government, the Head of Service, the State Commissioners and Special Advisers to the Governor. The Legislative arm of government in the state is headed by the Speaker of the House of Assembly, and supported by the Deputy Speaker, the Majority Leader, the Minority Leader and the Chief Whip House.
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It's sad to announce the death of Dr Alfa Saadu (First Kwasang-Uk Chairman), he died today.
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The executive have agreed to use Lloyds Bank as our main account, any member who has previously set-up a standing order/direct debit to our NatWest account with the sort-code:602031 should kindly change it to the Lloyds account, details of the account is given below;



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Dear respected elders, brothers and sisters,




This is to notify all members that Kwasang Uk 2020 first AGM phone conference meeting is scheduled for 11/04/2020, please see details below;



Date :- 11th of April , 2020.
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KWASANG UK 2020 FIRST AGM




Dear respected elders, brothers, and sisters,




As we are in the midst of unprecedented times here and around the world, most events have been moving quickly, and no doubt we all have been following developments in the country due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic.



In line with the UK Government's latest guidance, and recommendations from various Medical Association to avoid or reduce social gathering, we have decided to change the modality of our face to face AGM meeting scheduled for 11th of April, 2020 to conference call meeting. This decision was taken to minimize any risks to ourselves and to others.




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