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Saturday 23rd October 2021,
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Kwara State Is Financially Buoyant

Gov Ahmed

Gov.  Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara has said that the state is financially buoyant to meet its obligations.

Ahmed, who made this known in Ilorin during a monthly interactive session, said the State Government had paidsalaries, contractors and settle other claims.

“There is no magic in our financial viability other than the fact that we have been able to manage our expenditure within our revenue profile,” he said.

He assured that no local government council would sack its workers as they had streamlined their expenditure portfolio to manageable size to avoid past experiences.

Ahmed said his administration had spent N70 million torepair Ajasse-Ipo-Erin-Ile Road, a federal road which linked the state with Osun State, promising to extend the intervention to other federal roads.

He said contract for the construction of Kaiama-Kisi Road, which links parts of Kwara North senatorial district, would be awarded soon.

He said the State Government was releasing N30 million monthly to the state Road Maintenance Agency to ensure a pot-hole-free road in the State.

Ahmed said his administration had spent more than N40 million on relief materials for the victims of the recent flood disaster.

He, however, commended the Federal Government for releasing N300 million as relief fund for the affected persons in the state.

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