Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed, said Thursday that some loyalists of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, holding federal executive positions will soon be shown the way out.
Mohammed disclosed this at a ceremony organised by the Kwara All Progressives Congress, APC, to sensitise and mobilise the party’s women leaders ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
The minister said despite the stance of Saraki, in using his position to sabotage national development to the detriment of the people, his loyalists from Kwara were still occupying executive positions.
He said the Federal Government would not hesitate to sack those beneficiaries in executive positions.
“Some of the people they nominated to the boards of government’s agencies and parastatals are still there, yet they claim that Kwara has not benefitted from this Federal Government.
“These people, some of whom are holding executive positions, will soon be shown the way out,” he said.
Mohammed said Kwara elections, like that of the general poll, would be issue-based devoid of ethnicity, religion or gender. He said the issues the APC is concerned with in Kwara have to do with good governance and better life for the people.
The minister alleged that 40 years of the over five decades of the creation of Kwara, the Saraki family had cornered the state’s commonwealth.
“The main issues here have to do with how our state has been governed in the past 50 years, 40 of which have been dominated by a single family.
“What has happened to the commonwealth, which has been cornered by a single dynasty at the expense of the people.
“Where are the roads and other infrastructure to justify the huge resources that have accrued to the state?
“If you follow a path for so long, and it leads you nowhere, won’t you try another path? These are the issues,” he said.
The minister stressed that the 40 years of the Saraki’s family in power, the state has no potable water, adding that workers had been pauperised because of non-payment of their salaries.
He said the Saraki dynasty in Kwara had reduced the quality of life of the people to the lowest point.
On the contrary, the minister said that the APC in its campaign had been proudly showcasing what the Federal Government had achieved since assuming office in 2015.