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Is a group of people who come together to track all the infrastructures, education, tourism and health across the 16 local government.

The scope is to get the present situation and record of the present state and condition of all the facilities across Kwara state working directly with the local government area council and the other sectors.

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Background

Kwara State is one of the 36 states of Nigeria. Its capital is Ilorin and its governor is Bukola Saraki. The primary ethnic group of Kwara State is Yoruba, with significant Nupe, Bariba and Fulani minorities.

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.

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.

Experience

Kwara state consists mostly of wooded savanna, but there are forested regions in the south. Almost all of its savanna area was conquered by the Fulani in the early 19th century, and the region remained part of the greater Fulani empire until the forces of Sir George Goldie’s Royal Niger Company defeated the emirs of Nupe and Ilorin in 1897. It was incorporated into the Protectorate of Northern Nigeria in 1900, in the amalgamated Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria in 1914, and in the Northern region in 1954; Kwara state was created in 1967, when the federal military government divided Nigeria into 12 new states. In 1976, when 19 states were formed, it lost to Benue state the three Igala divisions east of the Niger River. In 1991 it lost some of its territory in the northwest to Niger state and some of its territory in the southeast to the newly created Kogi state.

Kwara is one of the least densely populated regions in the country. Most of its inhabitants, chiefly Yoruba, Nupe, Busa, and Baatonun peoples, are Muslims engaged in farming. Yams, corn (maize), sorghum, millet, onions, and beans are the most important staple crops; rice and sugarcane are significant cash crops in the Niger floodplains. Cotton and tobacco are grown, and cotton weaving, pottery making, and the making of raffia mats are the traditional crafts.

Leadership

Ó Tó Gẹ́ is the slogan for the political revolution that took place in Nigeria's Kwara State in 2019. The slogan was first used by 79-year-old Lazeez Ayinla Kolawole, a member of the All Progressives Congress.[1]

Ó Tó Gẹ́, which translates to "enough is enough" in English, has been described by election observers as an impactful three-word campaign slogan, effectively used to end decades of political hegemony of Saraki's dynasty in Kwara State.[2]

Before the 2019 election, all elective offices in Kwara State were nominated and won by loyalist of Saraki's dynasty[neutrality is disputed] led by Olusola Saraki, who later transferred the mantle of leadership to his son, Bukola Saraki, a former President of Nigeria's Senate.[3][4]

After years of dominance[5] by the Saraki family, which saw the children of Olusola Saraki holding various elective position at the same time,[6][7] the people of Kwara State under different organizations, including the All Progressives Congress, voted massively against all loyalists of the dynasty under the umbrella of the People's Democratic Party.[8][9]

The revolution saw the defeat of Bukola Saraki, who is the incumbent Senate President of Nigeria in 2019 and now the leadership of kwara is to Mr Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq

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