Leadership (Abuja)

16 January 2013

Nigeria: Kwara PDP Supports Gov. Ahmed On Purchase of Aircraft

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DANA airline

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara is in support of the plan by Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed to purchase 15 additional aircraft for the state owned International Aviation College.

The party's state Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Mas'ud Adebimpe, said this in reaction to condemnation from some political parties.

In a statement issued on Wednesday in Ilorin, Adebimbe described CPC's condemnation of the plan as mischief.

He said that the plan by the governor to buy the aircraft was in line with the policy of the PDP-led government to diversify the economy of the state.

"For the avoidance of doubt, the kernel of the Shared Prosperity Programme of the PDP administration in Kwara State is to create a credible platform for the emergence of highly trained manpower," he said.

Adebimpe explained that the International Aviation College is the only non Federal Government driven Aviation College in Nigeria and one of the best in Africa.

He advised opposition parties to appreciate the fact that the PDP-led government in Kwara was forward looking and remained committed to the transformation of the state.

He said the governor remained "responsive and responsible" to the needs of the people and would not do anything to jeopardise their interest.

He said,"the PDP and the government are serious minded and profoundly committed to uplifting the standard of living of the people of Kwara State and will not be distracted by spurious allegations.

"Our covenant with the people of Kwara is to improve their economic well being through strong support for commercial agriculture, job creation and economic empowerment for the ever growing population.

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