Former Commissioner for Education in Kwara State, Saadatu Modibbo-Kawu (SMK), who is aspiring to represent the Ilorin East/South federal constituency at the House of Representatives.
SMK stated this during an engagement session with youths in her constituency on Friday.
She said, “Long before now, I have been involved in various forms of charitable work, with our various schools, including the school for special needs, together with my team. We have achieved little, in our capacity, as a team.
“My time as a Commissioner opened my eyes to myriads of issues bedeviling our dear State, and the country at large. There’s probably little I can do in my capacity as a Commissioner; that triggered my aspiration, for the House of Representatives. That would certainly offer me a broader platform, to champion the cause of my people, and promote their aspirations.
“I pointed out the fact that I’m a bridge between the two Local Government Areas of Ilorin East/South. That’s against the divisiveness being championed by some political elements, for reasons best known to them. I have always taken the two Local Governments, with every sense of patriotism and passion, whilst still in active service to the State, and even before.
“I assured them of my continuous and unbiased support to the two Local Governments. By birth, I’m from Ilorin East; and by virtue of marriage, I hail from Ilorin South. These make my candidature quite unique and spectacular.
“Also, I made it known, how important the girl child is to me. As a girl child myself, I have taken cognizance of societal effect on the emancipation of the girl child; and I would leave no stone unturned, to ensure I contribute immensely to the development of the girl child, and the protection of her dignity, as a legislator.”
While responding to questions on how she will strike a balance between the rural communities and urban towns, she said, “I made it known that our rural communities are central to our aspiration. We have accessed their yearnings. We have been part of them. We have a common history together, and I will ensure their dues are urgently met, if and when elected.”