Kwara awards road, market contracts to boost economy

Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Kwara State Government on Tuesday awarded some contracts for road and market construction during the state executive council meeting held in Ilorin.

The government approved the dualisation of Yebumot Al-Hikma University-Adeta Roundabout-Oloje Road to ease traffic gridlock, lessen travel time and support industrialisation potentials of the state.

When completed, the road will serve as an industrial layout by connecting Asa Dam- Western Reservoir dual carriageway with Kaiama Road at Oloje, thereby shortening travel time.

The contract, which is to be completed in 10 months, was awarded at the cost of N1.6 billion to JMK Construction after a bidding process.

Similarly, the council approved the award for phase 1 upgrading of Gbugbu market in Edu Local Government area to a befitting international market at a cost N442.9 million only to Upper Level Limited after a bidding process.

“This is to further boost economic activities of the state through the market which attracts international traders and investors from some neighbouring countries and all parts of Nigeria,” a statement by the commissioner for communications Abosede Buraimoh.

Addressing the council members, Governor AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq commended them for their patriotism, dilligence and commitment to full realisation of the agenda of his administration at making Kwara State one of the best three-governed states in the country.

He charged the council members not to rest on their oars individually and collectively in consolidating on the impressive gains and progress made so far.

The governor said that posterity would remain grateful to the current crop of dedicated leaders and patriots of the state working collectively in and outside the government to make Kwara State one of the best and investors’ destination in the country.

Meanwhile, AbdulRazaq will on Wednesday present the 2022 budget estimates to the State House of Assembly following the council’s approval.