The Kwara state Commissioner for Works and Transport, Engr. Suleiman Rotimi said the government is committed to ensuring that all infrastructural projects awarded for execution are delivered according to the specified standards.
He stated this over the weekend during inspection visits to road construction sites in some parts of the state according to a statement by Mansurat Amuda-Kannike, the Press Secretary Ministry of Works and Transport.
The Commissioner said, having surpassed the stage where due process was thoroughly followed ahead of awarding contracts, the Ministry is now monitoring the progress and standard of their execution to ensure that quality is not downplayed.
Some of the places visited includes Idiape project site – linking Gambari and the box culvert at Jengbe Oloje, where the Commissioner directed the construction agency – Kwara State Road Maintenance Agency (KWARMA) to resume work on the site immediately.
He said that the government, being conscious of the fact that another raining season is fast approaching, will not tolerate delay. He then requested the agency to speed up work and complete the project within three weeks, saying this will restore free flow of traffic and convenience of other road users in the area.
Engr. Rotimi also inspected Owode – Ikotun road in Offa, which is currently in bad shape, assuring the people that government will fix it as soon as possible.
He added that Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq is living no stone unturned to ensuring that the citizens are not denied the dividends of democracy, most especially access to motorable roads across the nooks and crannies of the state.