Umar Bayo Abdulwahab
Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state has said that his administration was determined to rid the state of abandoned projects syndrome and the associated wastage of public resources.
The governor said his determination was informed by his pledge to complete all on-going projects started by his predecessor, Dr Bukola Saraki, which were then at different completion levels when he assumed office.
He stated this during the commissioning of Ijara-Isin–Isanlu-Isin Road, in Isin local government area of the state, as well as the rehabilitated Oro-Ijomu-Oro Road in Irepodun council area on Wednesday.
Ahmed, who promised that no community in the state would be left out of his administration’s project development initiatives, said such efforts were going on in phases.
He also called on indigenes and residents to contribute to its development, saying that his administration had been able to provide the needed environment for investment to thrive
The governor said most projects in the state were being implemented through multiple financing windows due to the current financial situation of the country.
He described the completed projects as “part of the commitment of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC)” to the provision of infrastructure in the state.
At Isin, the home of the only Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Semion Ajibola, the governor said the commissioning of the road, which began in the regime of his predecessor, indicated the non-partisan approach of this government to leading the people.
He said: “This commissioning also signifies our non-partisan approach to the distribution and location of critical infrastructure. As a people focused-administration, we remain committed to even development across the state by ensuring equity in the location of infrastructure
“Anyone who opposes critically needed projects such as this road and others proposed for implementation across the state cannot be a friend of this community and indeed the good people of Kwara state. I assure you that we shall continue to emphasise road construction to promote the socio-economic wellbeing of the people of this state.”