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Kwara Assembly seeks disposal of abandoned Judges’ quarters


Kwara Assembly

Kwara Assembly

Disturbed that its choice property has been rotting away despite the huge accommodation crisis in the state capital, the Kwara State House of Assembly has enjoined the authorities to dispose of the abandoned Judges quarters.

The Assembly directed its Committee on Land, Housing and Urban Development to investigate why the judges quarters in the new GRA in Ilorin were not being put into use years after its completion and report to the House within two weeks.

The House took the decision in its resolutions after considering a Motion on Notice titled “putting the abandoned judges quarters into use” sponsored by a Member representing Kaiama-Kemanji-Wajibe Constituency, Ahmed Ibn Mohammed.

Reading the resolution, the Deputy Speaker Elder Mathew Okedare, said the committee would among other things invite the State Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development and other stakeholders. It equally directed the State Ministry of Housing and Urban Development to immediately clear the surrounding of the Judges quarters so as to guide against bush burning during this incoming dry season.

Muhammed who raised the motion noted with displeasure that a colossal sum of taxpayers’ money had been expended by the State Government to construct 16 duplex and boys’ quarters for the Judges, and the affected houses were now depreciating due to lack of use.

Other Members who spoke on the motion adduced reasons while the Judges quarters were not occupied by the Judges and The House equally directed its Committee on Education and Human Capital Development to investigate non -issuance of accommodation to students by the management of the State Polytechnic in Ilorin.

This followed a matter of urgent public importance raised by a member representing Ilorin North West Constituency Hon Abdulrafiu Abdurrahman on the closure of accommodation to students of the State owned Polytechnic.

The House directed that the Committee should invite the management of the Institution and other stakeholders with a view to addressing the problem and report to the Assembly within one week.

Abdulrafiu had in his submission disclosed that the management of the institution closed issuance of accommodation to students to allow for renovation, but insisted that the renovation of the hostels should have been done in phases in order not to make the over 6,000 students of the Institution vulnerable to insecurity and other social vices.

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