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RAAMP: Kwara awards 84.7Km Rural Roads as Governor AbdulRazaq Opens More Roads



The Kwara State Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP) has signed a ₦9.3 billion contract agreement for the construction of rural roads to ease vehicular movement across the State.

The State Project Coordinator, RAAMP, Engr. (Dr.) Isaac Kolo, disclosed during the signing of the contract agreement papers with qualified contractors in Ilorin, the state capital.

The Coordinator, who described Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s administration as a result and people-oriented government, commended him for opening more rural roads in the state to further boost its economic status and make life more bearable for the people of the state, especially the rural dwellers.

Dr. Kolo expressed confidence in the governor, describing him as a leader who has done well by putting Kwara on the right path as he has no doubt justified the trust reposed in him by Kwarans.

The Coordinator, therefore, called on the approved contractors not to let the state government down, and RAAMP Project at large, by carrying out a thorough job and following the terms of the contract agreement strictly to ensure that the 18-month completion period is not compromised.

In his goodwill message, the Director, Tundis Nigeria Limited, Engr. Joseph Faboyo, who spoke on behalf of other contractors, expressed their appreciation to the state government under the able leadership of Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for his foresight and partnership with them, in order to bring relief to Kwarans, and also thanked the Kwara RAAMP for counting the companies worthy of doing the job.

Also speaking, a representative of the State Project Management Committee (SPMC), Barr. Moyosore Rasheed, urged the contractors to see the offer as a rare privilege, which should encourage them to deliver a good job, pointing out that “to whom much is given, much is required”.

In his vote of thanks, the Kwara RAAMP lead Infrastructure Engineer, Engr. Isiaka Bashir Olaiwola, appreciated everyone for creating time to be part of the historic occasion in the life of Kwara RAAMP, noting that the approved contractors got the job purely on merit without pressure or influence from any quarters.

The approved contractors are RAFALI Nig Ltd, NBHH Nig Ltd, Fik Contracting Engineering Ltd, Tundis Nig Ltd, and Heriprom Engineering Ltd.

The road project would be executed in phases, beginning with the first phase under Backlog Maintenance/Rehabilitation of rural roads of 66.5 Km in Asa, Ilorin West/East, Oyun, and Edu Local Government Areas of the State.

Others are Mondala-Yowere-Agbonna 12.485 Km; Gerewu-Eiyekorin-Okolowo Express 3.069 Km; Panada-Oloro, 5.428 Km; Inaja-Alaro-Inaja maliki, 6.215 Km, Ijagbo-Aperun-Adeleke-Igbawere 6.85 Km; Kpandarako-Ginda-Kusomunu-Kachitako, Tsakpata Lealea-Gulufu-Bacita, 22.89 Km; and Lafiagi-Effagi-Putata Road, 9.525 Km; totaling 66.46 Km.

Meanwhile, the upgrading of rural roads of 18.2Km in Asa Local Government, Alapa–Hoko 0.7 Km, Madi–Peeke 17.5 Km, totaling 18.2km altogether.

It would be recalled that Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq had approved the needed counterpart fund to show the state government’s commitment towards bringing development to the state and its people.

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Kwara Govt Holds Inter-Ministerial Press Briefing on Monday




As part of efforts to keep Kwarans and the world informed about the activities of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s administration during his first year in his second term in office, the Kwara State Government has announced an Inter-Ministerial Press Briefing.

This was contained in a statement released earlier today by the State Commissioner for Communications, Hon. Bolanle Olukoju.

According to the statement, the briefing will feature all Commissioners in the State providing updates on their ministries over the past year.

“The Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s administration has achieved a great deal in the first year of his second term, and while these accomplishments have been discussed in various forums, this briefing will have all commissioners speaking to the press simultaneously,” the statement reads.

The statement further disclosed that the briefing will take place at the Ministry of Communications Conference Room at 10 am on Monday, 20th May 2024, and will be streamed live on the Ministry’s Facebook page.

“We encourage all kwarans to tune in to the live stream and participate in this informative session. The administration remains committed to transparency, accountability, and continuous engagement with the people of Kwara State,” the statement added.

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2024 Hajj: Stakeholders Salute Gov AbdulRazaq, Oloriegbe’s Leadership As Kwara Sets For Inaugural Flight




Stakeholders involved in the 2024 Hajj operation in Kwara State have commended Senator Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe for his exceptional leadership and competence in handling tasks since his appointment as the Kwara Contingent Leader (Amirul-Hajj).

The commendations were made today during the 2nd Hajj Operation Stakeholders Meeting organised by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) at the General Tunde Idiagbon International Airport, Ilorin, where stakeholders discussed issues related to the smooth operation of the upcoming Hajj exercise.

The meeting was attended by the NAHCON Zonal Chairman, Alh. Afolabi Fijabi; the Airport Manager, Mrs. Yemisi Adebiyi; members of the Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, led by its Chairman, Prof. Mashood Mahmud Jimba; representatives from various security agencies, among others.

While giving briefings on their readiness for the first flight on the 20th of May, 2024, when the first batch of the contingents would be airlifted to Saudi Arabia, they highlighted the significant interventions of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq through Oloriegbe to ensure a hitch-free exercise for Kwara Contingents.

Oloriegbe in his remarks, also acknowledged the support of Governor Abdulrazaq to ease the task and appealed for further cooperation, understanding, and unity among all stakeholders to ensure a successful operation. He also took a tour of the facilities at the airport and the State Hajj Camp to assess their conditions ahead of the usage and, visited the Pilgrims Welfare Board Office at Gerewu Area of Ilorin to oversee the ongoing pilgrims’ vaccination program and other activities.

The erstwhile lawmaker, however, urged prospective pilgrims to remain cooperative and coordinated in their engagements with the Board’s staff to avoid any issues that could delay the smoothness of the exercises.

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Lagos Assembly Plans Geographic Information Law




  • bill will create comprehensive database of Lagos state
  • will curb issues involved in land ownership

A new bill that seeks to harmonise all geographic information service projects of Lagos is under consideration at the State House of Assembly.

The Lagos Geographic Information Service bill, which had stakeholders making contributions on Friday, is also aimed at establishing a computerised central database for all information relating to geospatial matters and related issues.

Section 4(2) of the bill says the agency’s responsibilities include introducing, implementing and sustaining best practices for all Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the state as well as “develop and maintain an online platform that will contain all information and statistics on geospatial-related matters.”

Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, said the bill, when passed, would help in improving governance and boosting professionalism.

“It is targeted at integrating governance with advancements in technology. This is something we hope to always take advantage of so that our state can continue to be ahead in the area of development,” Dr. Obasa, represented by Hon. Stephen Ogundipe, a member of the House, said adding that the Assembly will always make the residents of the state its focal point.

Chairman of the House Committee on Physical Planning and Urban Development, Hon. Ogunkelu Sylvester, said the bill “shows a commitment and sincere
sense of duty on the part of the legislators of the state to put people’s interest at heart.

“Today’s public hearing means a lot to the improvement of
information technology and computerised central database in Lagos State.”

Ogunkelu, who represents Epe Constituency 2 at the House, described it as a bill that will cover the database of Lagos just as he commended the Speaker for his passion for the progress of the State.

“The bill will guide the government to have a database of everything concerning Lagos and in this case, you could be in your house and apply for a certificate of ownership on your property and have it without even visiting the Ministry.

“It will also cut sharp practices and curb fraudulent sales of land. For land, the database will have details of owners including their photographs,” he said.

Rasheed Makinde, a former lawmaker, commended the House for its proactiveness while some of the stakeholders suggested the involvement of professional bodies in the proposed law.

Eromosele Ebhomele
Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

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