Kwara to construct Okuta-Kosubosu-Kaiama-Bode-Saadu road
Written by Abdul Okiki on December 8, 2019
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State says efforts are on to construct Okuta-Kosubosu-Kaiama-Bode-Saadu road in Kwara North axis of the state.
Governor AbdulRazaq disclosed this at Gwanara, Baruten Local Government Area during the Ganni Festival of the community.
He said, already works engineers had carried out the bill of quantity and the design of the road, saying that his recent discussions with the Minister of Works and Housing also dwelt on the road in which Kosubosu – Kaiama road is a federal road.
“Part of what we intend to do is to take the road from border here straight to Okuta to Kosubosu to Kaiama and to Bode Saadu. Works engineers have done bill of quantity, the road has been designed already since we came in. That’s part of my discussion with the Minister of Works and Housing recently,” Governor AbdulRazaq disclosed.
On the Gani Festival, Governor AbdulRazaq explained that the rich cultural displays during the festival not only rekindled the traditions of forefathers but also attract tourists from within and outside the country with its attendant positive impact on the socio-economic activities of the people.
He assured the people that the government would provide budgetary provisions to support the Gani festival, Ilorin Durbar, Patigi Regatta and Ijakadi Day in Offa and other cultural activities and give a place in the state and national tourism calendar.
Also speaking, the Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Engr Yakubu Danladi said the administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq was on a rescue mission to lay good foundation for the state which he had started yielding positive results with the short period of interventions in some key sectors.
His words: “Since the inception of this government, there are a number of developmental projects going on across the state, particularly in my own district. That’s Gwanara district. What we have achieved within the last six months was not achieved in the past 16 years. Water reticulation is going on now while villages did not have electricity before are now enjoying what is called dividends of democracy.
Engr Danladi promised that the ninth Assembly would continue to provide the necessary legislative backings to the programmes and projects of the government in the overall interest of the state.
In his remarks, the Emir of Gwanara, Alh. Sabi Idris said Ganni Festival was to promote culture of the community and thanked Governor AbdulRazaq administration for its readiness to promote the annual festival.
Our Government House Correspondent, Abdulrosheed Okiki reports that festival was attended by a member representing Ifelodun/Offa/Oyun Federal constituency Hon. Ismail Kayode, members of the Kwara State House of Assembly and traditional rulers from across Kwara North, including the Etsu Patigi, Alh. Ibrahim Umar Bologi II.