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Gov. Ahmed approves N3.2b for completion of ongoing projects in Kwara


Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State

Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State

Gov. Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara, has approved the release of N3.2billion for the completion of outstanding capital projects in the state.

This is contained in a statement issued on Sunday in Ilorin, by Dr Muyideen Akorede,

Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media and Communications to the Governor.

Akorede said the money would be used for the completion of projects in Education, Energy, Health, Roads, Works and Justice sectors.

Akorede quoted Gov Ahmed as saying that the funds were released after the recent verification of the state’s outstanding capital projects.

He also said that the approval was based on authenticated and duly certified stages of completion of work on each project.

He also quoted the governor as saying that the release of funds would ensure timely completion of work on the various sites.

According to the statement, N3.2 billion was part of the N10 billion facility recently approved by the State House of Assembly for existing and new infrastructural projects in the state.

A breakdown of the expenditure according to the Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Demola Banu, showed that the largest allocation of over N2 billion went to the road sector.

Banu said over N600 million went to water projects, while education received over N320 million.

According to the commissioner, Energy was allocated N38 million, Health received N160 million and the Justice sector N18 million.

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