Kwara govt reverts to National Coat of Arms

.Governor tasks youth on drug abuse
By Valentine Amanze

The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has ordered the immediate reversal to the use of the national coat of arms in the state, effectively dropping the one adopted in 2012 by the previous administration.
“With immediate effect, the administration has dropped the Kwara State Coat of Arms and has reverted to the use of the Federal Coat of Arms,” according to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye.
Besides, the governor has mandated the Secretary to the State Government to implement the development.
The state adopted a distinct coat of arms in 2012.
Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has called on the Nigerian youths to shun drug abuse and other vices that could affect them from realising their potentials.
He gave the advice in Ilorin, the state capital, when he received members of the Scouts Association of Nigeria, Kwara State chapter, led by its Commissioner, Deacon Olabisi Afolayinka, at the Government House, Ilorin.
The governor, who recalled his days as a Scout boy in the Capital School Kaduna, said that the association had contributed to nurturing youths becoming good citizens and contributing to the development of the society.
His words: "This is an association that prepares youth on how to be good citizens and how to relate with fellow citizens. These are virtues that the youths should maintain today. In our days, there was no rampant cases of drug abuse."
He urged the youths to use their energy for productive ventures and join the Scout to make positive contributions to the society.
Governor AbdulRazaq, who was announced as the Ambassador of Peace of the association, promised to live up to expectations by giving the necessary support to the body through relevant government agencies. Afolayanka, in his remarks, said that the constitution of the body automatically makes the governor of any state its patron and the President its grand patron.
He commended AbdulRazaq for the audience extended to the body, saying that was the first time any governor was hosting them in Kwara State for the past 21 years.
He said the association had been founded to build young boys and girls to make useful contributions to the country, saying that cultism and other vices were not known in schools in the past when Scouts held sway.
He urged the governor to support the association to carry out its mandates in Kwara State.

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