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FG Okays Rehabilitation Of Share-Patigi Road In Kwara | The Precision

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Kwara state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed
Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has disclosed that Federal
Executive Council has approved the rehabilitation of Share-Patigi road.

Speaking during Sallah homage paid on him by traditional rulers from
Kwara North at Government House, Ilorin on Tuesday, Governor Ahmed said
Ilorin-old Jebba road is currently under-going rehabilitation while
Tsaragi-Shonga road is in the front burner. 

 
The Governor, who applauded President Muhammad Buhari for making the
state feel federal presence, also appealed to the federal government to
make funds available for completion of the on-going rehabilitation of
federal roads in the state especially Kaiama-Kishi road. 
 
Governor Ahmed also disclosed that State Government is to access sixty
million dollars from the World Bank for rural roads across the state. 
 
According to the governor, the fund would be specifically utilised to
deploy infrastructure to agrarian communities to ease movement of
agricultural produce with a view to improving the state economy. 
 
Dr Ahmed, therefore, promised a major rehabilitation of roads in Kwara
North region, saying that the region is known for its agricultural
activities. 
 
“Agriculture is a major critical sector for the
diversification of the economy which is receiving the needed attention
of the federal government. The state will also continue to partner in
providing infrastructure to support agric-business in the state.” 
 
The governor called on traditional rulers in the state to be part of
advocate for local government councils in the state to look beyond
federal allocation to meet their statutory responsibilities. 
 
“The
federal government has shown the lead in diversification of the nation’s
economy by encouraging investment in agriculture. 
 
Every other arm of
government should follow this laudable initiative of the government “,
the governor said, adding that the state will continue to give support
to agriculture as another source of revenue generation. 
 
Governor Ahmed reiterated his commitment to ensure that all sections of
the state are duly represented in appointments of key government
functionaries and distribution of social amenities and infrastructural
facilities. 
 
“Kwara State University, Ilesha Baruba campus contractors
will resume work very soon”, the governor assured the traditional
rulers. 
 
Speaking earlier, Etsu Patigi, Alhaji Ibrahim Chatta Umar thanked the
governor for his continuous support for the people of Kwara North
especially in appointments and provision of infrastructure. 
 
Alhaji Umar appealed to the Governor to retain the zoning of Head of
Service position to Kwara North and assured the governor their
unflinching support.
 
Source:  World Stage Group

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