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The Kwara State Association in the United Kingdom is the umbrella organisation uniting all sons and daughters of Kwara State origin including all their ethnic and cultural groupings. The Association aims to ensure that whenever and wherever appropriate, the welfare, views, and community interests of Kwara State indigenes in the United Kingdom are represented in a manner which is harmonious, organised, and coherent.
 
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At the end of
KWARA STATE ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA UK AND IRELAND (KWASANG UK) 2012
1ST CONVENTION
 
 
 
Thetwo-day event marking the 1st Convention of the Kwara State Association of Nigeria UK & Ireland kicked off at the Hilton London Metropole on Friday 12th October 2012 with an opening address from the Chairperson of the Association, Alhaja Afusat Abdulkadir-Ayo detailing the history of setting up the association, it aims and objectives and the theme of the convention.  In her address, the Chairperson of Kwasang UK, spoke about the purpose of the convention which was well articulated in its theme “Contributing to the development of Kwara State through sustained engagement with Kwara State indigenes in the diaspora”. She stated that Kwasang UK want to engage with the government of the day to support in innovation and improving systems in Education and Business Development in the first instance and to partner with its sister organisation in the United States in the work they have already started in supporting the health sector in Kwara State. The Chairperson stated that Kwarans in the UK are looking for the opportunity to give back in a structured way and for government to support its members in their repatriation plans.
 
The Executive Governor of Kwara State, His Excellency, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed at the 2-day convention responded with a speech on various developments taking place in the state, starting with business opportunities, agriculture development, mineral resources, infrastructures, hospitals, healthcare, education, schools and power generation. Other initiatives already in process within the state are: entrepreneurial education, clinic on wheels, public-private partnership of major projects, roads development, provision of clean water for all and improved power generation.  His Excellency outlined that Kwara State is open for business and gladly invited the Diaspora to come and make their investment in the state.
 
The Education and Youth Development Seminar covered topics such as: curriculum review on basic education and secondary level education including teacher training colleges, skill training and apprenticeship, school inspections and rating, student exchange programme, adoption of schools in Kwara State, student exchange programme, other projects and initiatives that KWASANG UK and KWARA State government can work on together as part of the engagement agenda.
 
The Business and Investment Forum: The forum was attended by Kwara State Indigenes and potential investors from far and wide including South Africa. The panel discussed various ways in which the business men and women in Diaspora can interact with the State Government. The Business Forum also had discussions on the public sector i.e. local government administration, IGR, performance measurement and benchmarking. The Governor His Excellency Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed presented the Kwara State Agricultural Modernisation Masterplan (June 2012 – May 2017), to the Chairperson of Kwasang UK who welcome the Government’s plan to use agriculture to empower investors to support the creation of wealth in Kwara State.
 
The Youth Forum gave an opportunity for the youth of Kwara State in the diaspora to interact with His Excellency, ask questions and find out how they can contribute to the future of youth development in the state.
 
The Gala night was a social event where Eminent Senior citizen and members of Kwasang UK were honoured for their contribution to the development of the State.  The Senate Leader in the Second Republic, Late Dr Abubakar Olusola Saraki, the first Military Governor of old Kwara State, Chief (Brigadier-General) David Bamigboye(Rtd) and two business icons of Kwara State origin, Prince Samuel Adedoyin and Chief Emmanuel Adesoye were among prominent Nigerians honoured by the Kwara State Association of Nigeria, United Kingdom and Ireland (KWASANG UK) for their contributions to the development of the State. Speaking at the occasion, the Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed described the awardees as prominent Kwarans who have made immeasurable contributions to the growth and development of the State.
 
At the end of the 2-day convention, it was agreed
 
1.       That a secretariat with robust and achievable terms of reference, made up of selected Kwara State Government Officials and KWASANG UK members is created to work on the engagement agenda  (to cover Education, Youth Development, Business Development and Investment) between the two parties.
 
2.        That Kwara State Government will provide support to members of KWASANG UK and agencies working on behalf of KWASANG UK to deliver any of the agreed interventions to support the engagement agenda.
 
 
 
Mr Lanre Sanni                                                              Mr Abdulraheem Adedoyin
Secretary General                                                         SA –Communication & Strategy               
Kwara State Association                                             Kwara State Government           
Of Nigeria UK                                                                    Nigeria
(KWASANG UK)                                                                                                          
 
 
Dated: 27 January 2013                                                                                     
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Inna lilahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un.





It's sad to announce the death of Dr Alfa Saadu (First Kwasang-Uk Chairman), he died today.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.




May Almighty Allah overlook his shortcomings, forgive his sins and grant him Aljannah Firdaus.





Amin







 



IMPORTANT INFORMATION












IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO ALL KWASANG-UK MEMBERS.



Good Evening All,




The executive have agreed to use Lloyds Bank as our main account, any member who has previously set-up a standing order/direct debit to our NatWest account with the sort-code:602031 should kindly change it to the Lloyds account, details of the account is given below;



Acc name: Kwara State Association Uk.

Acc number: 56381568.

Sort code: 30-96-26.

Bank Name: Lloyds Bank.



Gentle reminder to members that are yet to pay their January and February 5pounds monthly membership dues, kindly do so by either pay in full (60pounds for the year 2020), half.... or set up a 5pounds monthly direct debit/ standing order to the main account.



Please ignore this message if you have already set up direct debit/standing order to the main account.



Full details of the two account statements will be made available at the first AGM which is scheduled for the 11th of April, 2020.



Thanks for your continuous support.




Kind regards,

Comr. Mohammed Yiosese

General Secretary.



Kwasang Uk




 



*GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENT *











*GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENT *





Dear respected elders, brothers and sisters,




This is to notify all members that Kwasang Uk 2020 first AGM phone conference meeting is scheduled for 11/04/2020, please see details below;



Date :- 11th of April , 2020.
(Saturday).


Time:- 7.00-9.00pm (Two hours slot).



To join the room;



Dial:- 033 3011 0443


Room number:- 44001847#


PIN:- 3642#.



Note: Please double check with your network provider to make sure 033 number is inclusive in your mobile contract, the last time I checked all Uk network providers have included 033 number to their monthly minutes package.



Looking forward to seeing everyone.



Thanks.




Kwasang UK.




 



KWASANG UK 2020 FIRST AGM

IMPORTANT INFORMATION











KWASANG UK 2020 FIRST AGM




Dear respected elders, brothers, and sisters,




As we are in the midst of unprecedented times here and around the world, most events have been moving quickly, and no doubt we all have been following developments in the country due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic.



In line with the UK Government's latest guidance, and recommendations from various Medical Association to avoid or reduce social gathering, we have decided to change the modality of our face to face AGM meeting scheduled for 11th of April, 2020 to conference call meeting. This decision was taken to minimize any risks to ourselves and to others.




Details of the new mode for the meeting will be posted out shortly.




Thanks




Kind regards,


Comr. Mohammed Yiosese


General Secretary.




Kwasang UK.




 



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