By Steve Oni, Ilorin
The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has assured contractors handling various projects in the state of prompt release of funds through the Kwara Infrastructure Development Fund (IF-K).
Governor Ahmed who gave the assurance on Monday in Ilorin while inspecting the 9 kilometres Kulende junction-Sango-UITH-Oke-Ose road in Ilorin, the State capital, said IF-K is a sustainable funding window for all capital projects in the state which guarantees timely release of funds.
The governor reassured Kwarans that all ongoing projects would be taken to completion levels before the end his tenure.
While expressing satisfaction with the quality of work on the road project, the governor was optimistic that it would be delivered on schedule.
Gov Ahmed also thanked the contractor and consultant handling the project for working according to specifications.
While conducting the governor round the road project, the Consultant in charge, Engr Kola Shittu said the project is in 45% completion level. The project, the Consultant said, would be completed in October, this year.
Engr Shittu explained that works had progressed more at Oyun Bridge to Kwara Polytechnic gate and Kwara Polytechnic gate to Oke-Ose sections with earth work and drainages while less attention is currently being given to Kulende to Oyun bridge section as a result of heavy traffic along the area.
On the Oyun bridge, the Consultant said work had started on its foundation and would be completed by June, this year.
Engr Shittu thanked Gov Ahmed for prompt release of fund for the project, promising that the project would be delivered on schedule.