AbdulRazaq Approves Dualization of Al-Hikma Road, Names Tanke Bridge After Gen. Idiagbon
Kwara State Government has approved the dualization of Yebumot Al-Hikma University-Adeta Roundabout-Oloje Road to ease traffic gridlock, lessen travel time and support industrialization potentials of the state.
The approval for the construction of the road was given Tuesday morning at a meeting of the State Executive Council, held in Ilorin, the State Capital.
When completed, the road will serve as an industrial Layout by connecting Asa Dam- Western Reservoir dual carriageway with Kaiama Road at Oloje, thereby shortening travel time.
The contract, which is to be completed in 10 months, was awarded at the cost of N1.6 Billion Naira to JMK Construction after a bidding process.
Similarly, the Council approved the award of upgrading of Gbugbu market in Edu Local Government area of the State to a befitting international market.
This is to further boost economic activities of the state through the market which attracts international traders and investors from some neighbouring countries and all parts of Nigeria.
Addressing the council members, Governor AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq commended them for their patriotism, dilligence and commitment to full realisation of the agenda of his administration at making Kwara State one of the best three-governed states in the country.
He charged the council members not to rest on their oars individually and collectively in consolidating on the impressive gains and progress made so far.
The Governor contended that no matter the fruitless efforts in some quarters to wish away the inglorious past record of the displaced government, posterity would remain grateful to the current crop of dedicated leaders and patriots of the State working collectively in and outside the government to make Kwara State one of the best and investors’ destination in the country.
Meanwhile Governor AbdulRazaq is set to present the 2022 budget estimates to the State House of Assembly tomorrow following the Council’s approval of the draft 2022 budget estimates for the State.
Abosede Olaitan Buraimoh,
Commissioner for Communications.
Kwara Govt to name Tanke bridge after Gen Tunde Idiagbon
Kwara State Government will name the ongoing Tanke Bridge after the late Gen. Tunde Idiagbon in honour of his memory and contributions to the state and national development, according to a statement by the Ministry of Works and Transport.
The statement also dismissed the rumours that work has stopped on the project because of a legal case instituted by the NNPC against the state government, saying “such a claim is a figment of the imaginations of those peddling it.”
The ministry said the ongoing erection of safety signs at the construction site gives a lie to the claim that the project has been stopped.
“In his avowed promise to not only restore the glory of Kwara State but to also honour its shining lights who made the state proud at various times, His Excellency Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved that the bridge be named after the late General Idiagbon. This has already been communicated to the family ahead of the release of the architectural drawing of the project,” the statement stated.
An iconic statesman and former de-facto military vice president in the inimitable Muhammadu Buhari/Idiagbon regime, the no-nonsense late general was reputed for his love for Kwara State. Among his other developmental efforts, he was believed to have, among others, inspired the military government of the old Kwara State to launch the Kwara State Industrial Development Fund.
Sam Bola Onile
Ministry of Works and Transport