Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed says he is impressed with the quality of work done on the recently completed Adura-lere-Isale koko-Sanni Sheu road in Ilorin, which is the first project to be completed under the state Infrastructure Development Fund, IF-K.
While inspecting the road on Monday, the governor commended the contractor in charge of the project for a job well done.
According to the State Commissioner for Works and Transport, Alhaji Aro Yahaya the road project cost N174m.
The Commissioner also disclosed the State government’s intention to link the completed road to Akerebiata axis so as to enhance connectivity of road and ease traffic as enshrined in the 2017 budget.
At the Geri-Alimi underpass, Alhaji Ahmed urged the contractor handling the project to work according to contract specifications and deliver the project within the stipulated time.
The contractor, Engr. Abass Mahmud while taking the Governor round the construction site, noted that the expansion work and repair of the retaining walls has in no way hindered vehicular movement along the axis.
While inspecting the 7.5km Asa-Dam-Egbejila- Airport road, Governor Ahmed urged the contactor to fast track the job, and promised that payment would be effected as and when due under the IFK.
The project Contractor, Engr. Sulaiman Elega attributed the slow pace of work on the project to the fluctuating exchange rate in the country which he said has affected the quotation given as at when the contract was awarded.
The governor in his response directed the Commissioner for Works and Transport to review the contract sum and compare with current realities with a view to releasing more funds to the contractor where necessary.