Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has said former Governor Mohammed Lawal remains a hero of the people of the state who worked for the welfare of the majority.
In a statement on Sunday, the Governor said: “On this 15th memorial anniversary for His Excellency the former Governor Mohammed Alabi Lawal, I join the people of the state to remember a man of honour who died sticking to his patriotic beliefs. He was a valiant leader who touched the lives of the masses in every part of the state within available resources. We are glad to see our people honour him at all times. What the public nostalgia about Omo Laderin means is that he truly stood for what was right against all odd.
“As an administration, we are proud to have also taken government’s presence to every part of Kwara State in terms of improving the quality of education, healthcare delivery, drinkable water, and other basic essentials of life that our resources can afford. We will continue to ensure that no one is left behind in the belief that politics and governance should always be about improving the lots of the public. That is the legacy of the late Mohammed Alabi Lawal.
“I pray to Almighty Allah to grant eternal rest to the former Governor and all our forbears who worked so hard to better the lot of the people of Kwara State and Nigeria.”