By Ibraheem Solaudeen.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has released N20 million to the state Road Maintenance Agency (KWARMA) for the immediate rehabilitation of 10 roads across Ilorin, the state capital.
Swinging into action, the General Manager of KWARMA, Engineer Usman Baba Jibril, disclosed that the agency has already begun rehabilitation works on the long-neglected Offa Garage Roundabout Road and Geri Alimi-Asa Dam roads.
Mr Jibril disclosed that the agency is charged with a mandate to fix the roads within the next seven days in order to alleviate the plight of the people.
He said, “We have started work immediately based on the funds the Governor has just released to KWARMA and Kwara State Asphalt Plant.”
According to the KWARMA boss, the following roads are to be covered under the first phase of the project: Isale Aluko-Kokorokan-Ita Kudimoh Road; Adeta-Al-Hikmah road; Olorunshogo-Geri Alimi road; Kaduna Road, Adewole; Osere-Cemetry road; General Hospital- Geri Alimi; Offa Garage Geri Alimi Road; and Sani Okin Road.
He added that the second phase of rehabilitation is likely to commence soon.
Recall that Governor AbdulRazaq had decried the poor state of roads in the state, stressing that he would embark on rehabilitation of roads within the metropolis and other parts of the state in phases.