Kwara State Denies sponsoring Wizkid’s Christmas Concert

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Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State on Thursday denied that the government sponsored the musical concert that featured the pop star, Wizkid, in Ilorin on Christmas Day.

Governor Abdulrazaq, in a post on Twitter on Thursday, December 26, explained that the concert which was headlined by Nigeria’s music sensation, Wizkid, was “a private sector initiative”.

He said claims that his administration spent N200m to organise a party were farce, saying, “Those behind the claims were the people who brought the state to its knees and thought everyone was like them.

“The Wizkid concert was not sponsored or funded by the state government. It was purely a private sector initiative.

“We however would continue to support such enterprising initiatives so that Kwara can better tap into the potential in the entertainment and creative industry. Ours is to provide the enabling environment for such initiatives. Those who said we spent N50m to bring Wizkid also said we spent N200m on the end of the year party. They also said I bought bulletproof cars. These are laughable claims.

“Their strategy is to say that we are like them and tar us with the same brush. We are not. We are prudent with public resources. As of today, I still drive my personal cars as official cars. I bought them before I was sworn in. Although the law allows me to buy such vehicles, it is not a priority for me. We need to fix our state first.”

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