On the Neglect of Moro by Kwara Government, By Mustapha Kabir
POLITICS DIGEST – Moro LGA being one of the 16 Local Governments in Kwara State is said to cover a land mass of about 3,272 square km, with a population of about 146,700 (year 2016) out of the entire Kwara State population of 3,192,900 (year 2016) which possibly has grown to ≈3,493,422 (year 2019) as projected.
It is with deep pains and great concerns that on behalf of Moro LGA, I am writing here to express that a local government such as Moro, constituting about 5% of the total population of Kwara State feels sidelined and neglected of late especially in the area of appointments. This has caused so many setbacks, instead of monumental developments to the local government. Indigenes of Moro feel they are being treated as second-class indigenes in their own state.
Looking at the distribution of recent appointments across the state, it is so glaring that much priority was given to some local governments especially Kwara-North, while same does not favour Moro, which one can refer to as lopsided appointments, since it was not evenly distributed across.
Moro local government can only boast of having just one commissioner slot which is mandatory by default, besides that no any other appointment has favoured Moro. From the appointments of the SSG, Speaker, Senate Rep, heads of MDAs and federal government appointments, which no sons and daughters of Moro have been considered for such appointments, we feel this is unfair to the people of Moro.
It is now so glaring that for or quite a long time now, our elders have been promising us a better tomorrow, which from the look of things; those promises seems to be mere deceits and lies since we have not seen them come to fruition and we are tired of hearing such vague promises.
This is an appeal to our government, to kindly have a second rethink on the inhabitants of Moro and given them equal opportunities like others, because we are really backward as a local government compared to other local governments in Kwara State.
Mustapha Kabir, Malete, Kwara State