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Kwara gov inaugurates 4.7km road project in Ilorin

Kwara gov inaugurates 4.7km road project in Ilorin

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State, on Wednesday, inaugurated the 4.779km Yebumot-Adeta-Oloje road in Ilorin, the state capital.

Abdulrazaq said the projects were in fulfilment of the contract he had with the people to improve their living condition through the provision of infrastructure.

He said: “One of the social contracts we have with the people is to deploy resources to improve the condition of living through the provision of infrastructure. The launch this morning of the 4.779km Yebumot-Adeta-Oloje road satisfies this key objective.

“Travel time will be reduced within the axis, the volume of trade will rise, the value properties will appreciate, and quality of life will be enhanced, among other benefits we can think of.

“I urge community folks to take responsibility for public facilities. The ministry of works and transport will continue to enlighten the people about road management and the need for everyone to own and protect public infrastructures in their domains.

“On that note, I inaugurate the Yebumot-Adeta-Oloje road for the benefit of our people and in continuation of our efforts to deepen socioeconomic growth,” the governor said.

Olododo, the state commissioner for works and transport, lauded Abdulrazaq for a vision of modern Kwara and continuous support for the ministry to discharge its responsibilities.

“This project is more than just a road; it is a symbol of progress, a testament to this administration’s unwavering commitment to infrastructure development, and a beacon of hope for a brighter future.

“This road is more than just a transportation artery; it is a lifeline connecting our people, businesses, and communities. It is a catalyst for economic growth and sustainable development and a symbol of our unrelenting pursuit of excellence,” he explained.

The roads were renamed after two prominent individuals from Ilorin in honour of their contributions to the growth and prestige of the capital city.

Yebumot Adeta – named after retired Major-General Mohammed Abdullahi Adangba, while Adeta to Oloje Road – re-christened Sheikh Yahya Murtadha Agodi, a deceased prominent Muslim scholar.

The Emir of Ilorin, Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, who was represented by the Balogun Alanamu of Ilorin, Abubakar Usman Jos, applauded Abdulrazaq for his impactful projects and programmes.

Abdulmumin Abdulmalik, the president, Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU), described the governor as a man with a good sense of history, and many accomplishments in public service.

“This is more than just a road project. It is a monumental project. For some of us who were here in 1967 when the late father of the governor opened this axis up with the establishment of the Ilorin College Ilorin (ICI), we knew what this road was and we now know what the road is with this project,” he added.

However, as part of the activities marking the first anniversary of his second term administration, Governor Abdulrazaq equally commissioned multi-billion naira Flower Garden relaxation centre, Ilorin, for the benefit of the residents.