By Toyin Durosinlohun, Ilorin
Kwara State Government has released the sum of N1.7 billion for the completion of ongoing and new projects across the state just as the funds will also cover outstanding payment on completed projects.Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed disclosed this on Wednesday at the traditional sallah homage by the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Sulu-Gambari to the Government House, Ilorin.According to him, the funding is to cover about 54 projects across the education, energy, health, works and water sectors. He also noted that the released fund is expected to put more money in circulation, food on more tables and new jobs for the people.
The governor stated that the fund was released following the recent verification of the state’s outstanding projects and duly certified work on each project.
He noted that the N1.7b is the first tranche of the newly launched Infrastructure Development Fund’, (IF-K) while assuring that all ongoing and new projects would be completed before the expiration of his tenure.
Providing further clarification, the Commissioner Mr Demola Banu, said some of the projects to be covered under the scheme are Micheal Imodu-Afon junction road, Oniju street babanloma, Oloro palace road, Geri-Alimi fly over bridge, college of Engineering building at KWASU and rehabilitation of Anilelerin/Agun/Ita Erin road offa.
Other projects are rehabilitation of Oke-Opin township road, Ilorin water supply and reticulation network phase I, Arandun Rore-Ipetu Aran Orin road, Share-Oke Ode section I and II, Rehabilitation of Egbejila road, Arobadi-Magida road and Ilesha-Gwanara road.