Kwara votes N200m for rural road projects

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Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state
Kwara votes N200m for rural road projects

 

By Fatima Mohammed-Lawal

 Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of kwara state said it earmarked  N200 million as counterpart fund in the 2018 budget for the construction of over 300 kilometres of  rural roads across the state.

Ahmed  said  this in Esie, Irepodun Local Government Area,  at the  30th coronation celebration  of  the Elesie of Esie,  Oba Yakubu  Egunjobi II.

The governor  said the counterpart fund  would enable government  access N1.83 billion from the World Bank to build more roads in rural communities.

Ahmed, who was represented by the Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr Goke Bamidele, said his government would accord priority  to rural road projects  next year.

“Permit me to use this medium to reiterate my administration’s commitment to the people of Kwara,  including those living in rural communities.

“In line with our commitment to rural development,  the state government will place more attention on the construction of rural roads in the coming year,’’ he said.

Ahmed,  however, urged the traditional institution  in the state to assist the government in the maintenance and sustenance of peace and harmony in rural areas.

He  also said that  the  administration would give priority to the welfare of monarchs  in order to ensure enduring peace in local communities.

The monarch in his remarks expressed  urged his subjects  to promote  peaceful co-existence and support  a developmental agenda that would propel the community to  greater heights.

The highlight of the occasion was the conferment of  a  chieftaincy title  on the Special Adviser to the Governor on Agriculture and Rural Water Support Services, Chief Anu  Ibiwoye,  and his wife, Funmi.(NAN)


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