Why we’re building international conference centre, by Kwara governor


Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has said that his administration was building an international conference centre in Ilorin to attract increased attention and investments to the state’s hospitality sector.

The governor disclosed this at the official opening of the 8th Kwara State Joint Trade Fair in Ilorin, the state capital, on Tuesday.

In a statement issued by Alhaji Rafiu Ajakaye, his media aide, the governor said the administration was making deliberate investments in critical infrastructure such as roads, innovation hub, visual arts centre, garment factory, among others, which he said would create more jobs and widen the state’s revenue base.

“As a government, our most important agenda is to build a state that survives on enterprise with zero reliance on the monthly handouts from the centre.

“For this reason, we are investing in infrastructure and offering support to investors and businesses.

“In addition to our investments in the digital and electronic economy through the innovation hub and the Dolby studio-fitted visual arts centre, we are also constructing an international conference centre in Ilorin.

“This is a two-in-one hospitality facility that would be the best of its kind in central Nigeria. We are doing this in partnership with the private sector. The gold-standard facility will make Kwara a go-to place for tourism, resort and conferencing in Nigeria. This will create thousands of direct and indirect jobs, and attract better attention to the state.”




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