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Gov Ahmed flags off N2.3bn federal road project


Gov Ahmed flags off N2.3bn federal road project

Kwara State Gover­nor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed on at the weekend flagged-off anoth­er road project, dualisation of Kulende-University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital-Oke-Ose Road in Ilorin as part of the on-going infra­structure development proj­ects under the newly estab­lished Kwara Infrastructure Development Fund (IF-K).
Speaking at the ceremo­ny, Dr Ahmed said the 9 km road with a comple­tion period of 18 months, awarded at a contract sum of N2.3billion is part of his administration’s commit­ment to provide infrastruc­ture development in order to boost commercial activi­ties across the state.
The governor who called on the Federal Government to refund monies expended by the state on federal roads, said his administration will not delay compensating af­fected property owners.
According to him, “we will ensure that this project and others across the state are executed in accordance with the design specifica­tions and programme of work. Government will not relent in ensuring that all roads across the length and breadth of the state are made motorable.”
“Indeed, the Kwara State Infrastructure Develop­ment Fund (IFK) provides a strong guarantee that this project, the Geri Alimi Split Diamond Interchange and other ongoing as well as new projects will be funded to completion within the life span of this administration,” the governor promised.
Earlier, the state’s Com­missioner for Works and Transport, Alhaji Aro Yahya explained that government embarked on the project in order to reduce the in­conveniences being expe­rienced by commuters and motorists plying the route.
Alhaji Yahya urged the contractor and consultant handling the project to jus­tify the confidence reposed in them by the state govern­ment and deliver quality job.
The AUTHORITY re­ports that other on-going projects inspected by Gov­ernor Ahmed were the GSS Fate Shopping Complex and the Hub Offices and Shopping Mall at Fate Road under construction as well as Oke-Adinni-Taoheed, Basin Road and the Kwara State Television (KWTV) at Apata Yakuba, where he expressed satisfaction with the levels of work done by contractors.

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