Kwara spent over N7bn on 20 road projects in one year – KWSG

Kwara State government has disclosed that it spent over N7 billion to finance 20 projects under its much-talked-about infrastructure development fund (IF-K) from 2016 till date,

The state commissioner for Works and Transport, Aro Yahayha dropped the hint in Ilorin when he featured on Media Parliament, an interactive session organised by the Kwara State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Ilorin, the state capital.

The Commissioner, who said the completed projects were sited based on needs assessment and that there ‘‘was no favouritism’, assured that with the pool of funds available through the IF-k fund, no ongoing road project would be left uncompleted by the expiration of the tenure of governor Abdulfattah Ahmed in 2019.

He said some of the completed road projects included one that had been under construction for over 12 years.

Some of the completed projects according to the commissioner, included; construction of Oniju Street Babaloma, construction of Oloro Palace Road, Rehabilitation of Oko Bridge and Rehabilitation of Fate Roundabout to Agric, Ilorin

Also listed were Rehabilitation of Adualere-Isale Koto Ojagboro, Ilorin, Rehabilitation of Henry George- Agbo-Oba Road, Construction of Obbo-Ile Isapa Road, Rehabilitation of Old Garage Central Mosque, Mission Road Rehabilitation of Henry George Roundabout Mini Campus-Sammill Road Junction and Construction of Oko Idofin Odo-Ase/Odo Aga among others.

Yahaya who revealed that 7 more projects were almost completed while 18 were ongoing all being funded through the IF-K fund, clarified that any contractor that was yet to be paid form completed projects were those having issues with their certificates.

Culled from: https://www.businessdayonline.com/

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