Hammed Shittu in Ilorin
The Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has announced that the state will commence the renovation of 420 classrooms across the 16 local government areas.
Ahmed, who disclosed this while addressing members of the All Progressives Congress at the monthly stakeholders’ meeting in Ilorin, said the schools have been selected and will be given a face-lift to provide conducive environment for teaching and learning.
He promised to complete all ongoing projects as part of his efforts at providing quality and necessary infrastructure in the state and assured members of the party that the government would continue to pay contractors through the Kwara Infrastructure Fund (IF-K) so as to complete projects on schedule.
On the N5 billion London and Paris Club loan refund received by the state, he said about N2 billion has been released for the 16 local government councils and colleges of education to augment the payment of their salaries.
Ahmed promised that the government would continue to make judicious use of the refund to the state, explaining that the Light Up Kwara project recently approved by the state executive council was conceived to strengthen security in the state.
He said the project would be funded through public-private partnership on build, operate and transfer basis for 10 years by the consultant.
In his remarks, the state Chairman of APC, Alhaji Ishola Balogun-Fulan, commended the governor for sustaining the monthly interactive session which he said keeps Kwarans informed of developments in the state and Nigeria.