Kwara Governor
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Kwara Govt inaugurates task force to tackle fuel, naira crises

The Kwara State Government, on Thursday set up a task force to proffer solution to fuel and naira scarcity in the state.

The government held an emergency security council meeting to design strategies to maintain law and order amid biting fuel scarcity and currency swap challenge.

In a statement released by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, the Governor approved the setting up of the task force, which is to be headed by Deputy Governor Kayode Alabi.

Other members are Commissioner for Business, Innovation and Technology Ibrahim Akaje; Commissioner for Special Duties Hon. Olaitan Buraimoh; Special Adviser on Security; Special Adviser on Special Duties; Senior Special Assistant on Security; Representative of the Emir of Ilorin and Chairman of the Council of Chiefs; Representatives of the Police, DSS, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corp, and independent oil marketers.

The statement read “With security commanders and cabinet members presenting field reports on the question of fuel, currency issues and security situation in the state, the meeting called for calm while serious efforts are being made to ease the fuel shortage and the challenges arising from the currency redesign.

“The council was also briefed about the deployment of some Nigerian Air Force’s air assets to the state to strengthen security and public peace.

“The terms of reference of the committee will be to monitor fuel supply and effective distribution of same in the state, compliance of marketers with the best practices and in the best interest of the public, and prevent abuse of any kind in cooperation with the fuel marketers,” it added.

The meeting was attended by the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-gambari and other security agents.

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