We’ve never had it this good – Kwara North Group

Coordinator of the Kwara Progressive Development Movement (KPDM), Alhaji Mohammed Mariam Al-Hassan has said the ongoing construction of 217km Bode Saadu-Kaiama-Kosubosu road, worth over N350billion is an unprecedented development in the history of Kwara North Senatorial district, attributing the feat to the ‘diplomatic efforts’ of Kwara state Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq who facilitated the project.

Alhassan who spoke during an inspection visit to the project site by stakeholders from Kwara North Senatorial District, led by the Speaker of the Kwara state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Engr. Yakubu Danladi Salihu, said “I must be honest, this is the best thing that has ever happened to our Senatorial district since the creation of Kwara state. This Senatorial district has suffered some sort of neglect but we believe that everything is with time.

“AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq taking this bold step is a timely one and a decision in the right direction. This has given and shown us sense of belonging. It will ease our mobility and promote economic activities, because if you look at it, the axis of Kaiama-Baruten are border towns and we have a lot of agricultural produce that needs to be transported to urban centers.

Alhassan added that the road construction would also ensure security of passengers, as it would save them the hassle of having to enroute bush paths in Oyo state to connect Baruten-Kaiama axis.

He commended Kwara state Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s diplomatic actions which he noted, results in the fruition of the ongoing remarkable project.

“He (Gov. AbdulRazaq) is a silent diplomat. He is someone that speaks in actions than noise. I know for him to have achieve this, he must have done a lot of silent work, because this is not something you can achieve overnight. We have had a situation whereby we have a Senate President from this State, we have a sitting Senator and House of Representative members but they couldn’t achieve this. For him to achieve this, we cannot underrate his skills and capacity.”

He however urged Gov. AbdulRazaq to extend similar gesture to a road linking Ajase-Edu-Patigi to ensure integration of Kwara North in totality.


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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