Kwara Speaker Praises President Muhammadu Buhari over reconstruction of deplorable Ilorin- Jebba Highway

The Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly Dr. Ali Ahmad has commended the Federal Government for responding to the yearnings of the people of Kwara and Niger States in resuming work on the abandoned rehabilitation of Ilorin-Jebba highway.

The Speaker made the commendation when the House was considering a motion on the "Urgent need for rehabilitation of Tsaragi-Tsonga road junction sponsored by a member representing Edu Constituency Alhaji Ishiaku Aliyu Adams and co sponsored by a member representing Patigi constituency Alhaji Shuaib Abdulkadir.

Speaking during the consideration of the motion, the Speaker explained that the level of on going rehabilitation on the road, President Muhammadu Buhari had demonstrated that his government was responsive to the yearnings of the people who voted them into power.

He said the people of the State were equally grateful to the Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki and the Minister of Energy, Works and Housing Mr Raji Fashola for their commitments in ensuring that the deplorable highway was promptly rehabilitated.

Members had while commenting on the ongoing reconstruction of the highway, noted with delight that the menace of armed robbery attack on the highway had disappeared since work resumed on the route and urged the contractor handling the project to ensure prompt completion of the road.

Meanwhile, the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) has been urged to as a matter of urgency, rehabilitate the Tsaragi-Tsonga road junction before the advent of heavy rains.

This is contained in the resolutions of the House after considering the motion on the deplorable Tsaragi-Tsonga federal road junction.

The Speaker while reading the resolutions of the House said the road was also strategic to the socio-economic development of the State and further directed the State Ministry of Works and Transport to as a pallative measure, maintain the portion of the road to prevent it from further deterioration, pending its rehabilitation by FERMA.