The Kwara State Government, under the leadership of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has initiated the long-overdue renovation of the State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA) in Ilorin.
The Commissioner for Water Resources, Hon. Usman Yunusa Lade, recently conducted an on-the-spot assessment of the ongoing project, emphasizing the significance of the renovation.
Commissioner Lade highlighted Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s commitment to enhancing the welfare of workers and attracting local and international partnerships to support the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) sector in the state.
Adamu Saidu, the Press Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, in a statement, said the renovation of the RUWASSA complex, last undertaken in 2004 by UNICEF, is part of the government’s efforts to create a conducive work environment and upgrade facilities that have seen two decades of service.
Lade disclosed that the renovation would occur in phases, with the first phase already underway and subsequent phases to follow.
He assured the contractor responsible for the project of the state government’s readiness to provide the necessary support to ensure the successful completion of the renovation.
Addressing the contractor, Lade emphasized the importance of adherence to the agreed terms and urged diligence in the execution of the project.
He expressed satisfaction with the progress made thus far and reiterated the government’s commitment to collaborating with the contractor to achieve the desired quality of work.
Engr. Musa Surajudeen, the representative of the contractor overseeing the project, guided Commissioner Lade and his team through the project site.
He pledged the contractor’s dedication to delivering a high-quality service within the specified completion period.
The renovation of RUWASSA marks a significant step towards improving infrastructure and fostering a conducive working environment for the agency.