Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progress Union, IEDPU, has raised N20 million for its Education Endowment Fund, the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports.
NAN further reports that the money was raised at the annual conference and 50th anniversary of the union in Ilorin on Saturday.
National president of the union, Alhaji AbdulHamid Adi appealed to Kwara government to declare state of emergency in public primary and secondary schools in the state.
Adi said apart from overcrowding of students in classrooms, many schools in the state have dilapidated buildings and obsolete equipment.
He called for urgent intervention of the state government to save the foundation of education from collapse in the state.
Adi also appealed for good working relationship between President Muhammadu Buhari and the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki.
Adi urged the federal government to relocate the federal prison at Oke-Kura in the traditional area of Ilorin to its permanent site.
Gov. AbdulFatah Ahmed said government was working hard to ensure salary arrears owed civil servants were paid.
Ahmed, represented by the state Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Alhaji Ayinla Yeketi, lauded the union for its achievements so far.
The highest donations of N5million each to the endowment fund came from a Lagos based businessman, Alhaji Layi Gobir and Senate President Bukola Saraki. NAN

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