Nigeria: Kwara gets $161m road projects
London, Nov 11, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Works are to commence soon on the N58 billion contract for the construction of the Bida-Sachi-Patigi Road and the Napenko Bridge which links Kwara with two other States, Niger and
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who made this known over the weekend during the 2019 Igbomina Day celebration in Isanlu Isin, Kwara State said when completed, the bridge, which is the shortest between the north and the south, will boost economic activities
for people in Kwara, Kogi and Niger States.
The Minister, himself an Igbomina, told his people that aside the huge projects, “Igbomina community is also a beneficiary of the Federal
Government project for the rehabilitation of the Ilorin-Kabba road,
which will resume as soon as the rains are over and funds are made
Alhaji Mohammed said the developmental needs of the community motivated him to facilitate the development of infrastructure and provision of social services for the people of the area. “The rehabilitation of some township roads in Oro and Omu Aran, which I facilitated and where work is either completed or ongoing, is an example of such efforts.
“I am also happy to announce that one of my friends, whom I approached
for support, has agreed to provide medical equipment for the Primary
Health Centre at Oro as well as educational materials for the University of Ilorin. I am making more contacts which I expect to come to fruition soon, and help bring development to our community,” he said.
He lauded the communal effort of the Igbomina, a sub-national group that
cuts across three states, in complementing the efforts of the government in the provision of infrastructure and social services for the community.
“I want to most sincerely congratulate the organizers of the 2019
Igbomina Day, especially for making the issue of development the focus
of the celebration.
“I say this because community development projects like this
complement the efforts of the Federal and State Governments to bring
development to the people. And we can’t have enough of them,” he said.
The biennial Igbomina Day Celebration is the largest congregation of
all members of the socio-cultural group across Kwara, Osun and Oyo