By Steve Oni, Ilorin
Senate President Bukola Saraki, has donated two 500KVA Mikano generators to the proposed Muhammad Kamaldeen University, Ogidi, Ilorin. The proposed Univetsity is owned by Ansar Islam Society of Nigeria.
This is just as the Senate President on Sunday flagged-off the rehabilitation of some township roads in Omu-Aran, Irepodun local government area of Kwara state.
The power generating sets which were presented to officials of Ansarul Islam Society of Nigeria by the Director – General of ABS Mandate Constituency Office, Ilorin, Alh Musa Abdullahi formed part of N500 million projects that Saraki promised to facilitate to the institution to hasten its take off.
Saraki had commenced the construction of a standard clinic at the university’s site while he had equally delivered all the furniture needed for the take off of the institution.
While flagging off the rehabilitation of Omu- Aran township roads in Kwara south, Saraki, represented by his Deputy Chief of Staff, Hon. Gbenga Makanjuola, said the road project was in fulfilment of his promise to the people of the community.
The Senate President had in April 2018 hinted of the planned rehabilitation of the roads in his message at the funeral outing and thanksgiving of the late Olomu of Omu-Aran, Oba Charles Ibitoye, adding that the road project had already been captured and approved in the 2018 appropriation bill.
He said the approval under the Federal Government road intervention initiative was facilitated by his office as part of efforts toward boosting trading and commercial activities, especially at the grassroots.
He, therefore, urged the people to give the construction team the desired maximum cooperation in order to ensure the speedy completion of the project.
Saraki while assuring the people of the community of more developmental projects in due course said the road project was just a tip of the iceberg.
The chairman of Irepodun local government area, Hon. Muyiwa Oladipo described the road project as very timely, beneficial and a welcome development.
The Olomu of Omu- Aran, Oba Abdulraheem Adeoti, praised Saraki for his kind gesture.
Adeoti, represented by Chief Festus Awoniyi, the Petu Atayero of Omu-Aran, said the project when completed would not only ensure the smooth flow of traffic but also promote socio-economic activities of the people in the area.